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General Conference 2016: The Process of Rule 44

The proposal, nicknamed Rule 44 because it follows General Conference's Rule 43, could be used with legislation on human sexuality if the rule is adopted.

General Conference 2016: Benefits of Rule 44

The proposal, nicknamed Rule 44 because it follows General Conference's Rule 43, could be used with legislation on human sexuality if the rule is adopted. View

Josephine Deere (left) and the Rev. David Wilson (right) of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference pray for the Rev. Tom Albin during a panel about praying for General Conference at the pre-General Conference briefing in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Briefing previews 2016 General Conference debates

United Methodists heard about legislation regarding ordination, denominational restructuring, church investments and teachings on homosexuality. Read More

#CTTalks 1, Week 4: Frequently Asked Questions about General Conference 2016

What are some of the questions being asked regarding General Conference 2016? Learn about proposed changes to the way General Conference works. View

Oklahoma Area Bishop Robert E. Hayes Jr. walks past supporters of full inclusion for gays and lesbians in the life of The United Methodist Church who are standing in silent vigil as delegates and visitors leave a session of the denomination's 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Fla. Hayes had presided over the previous session of the conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

GC2016: The debate about how to debate sexuality

General Conference planners are proposing a new way to consider contentious issues. But their plan is getting significant pushback. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Christian Alsted addresses the pre-General Conference briefing in Portland, Ore.

Will Christian conferencing imbue General Conference?

A commitment to listen, discern and grow is necessary, even when conversations get tense, bishop said. Read More