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After a Feb. 26, 2019, vote to strengthen church policies about homosexuality, delegate Ian Urriola from New York speaks to other delegates who, in protest, formed a large circle in the center of the plenary floor. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.
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Church continues grappling with GC2019 vote

The decision of the 2019 General Conference is being met with both resistance and reinforcement.

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Bishop Minerva Carcaño speaks to her fellow episcopal leaders about the work of the Immigration Task Force during the Council of Bishops meeting near Chicago. Photo by the Rev. Todd Rossnagel, Louisiana Conference.

Bishops seek special offering for migrants

The Council of Bishops wants to do more to help the record number of people around the world who have been forced from their homes.
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Bishop Gregory V. Palmer urges fellow bishops to support asking General Conference to approve full communion with the Episcopal Church. Palmer, who leads the West Ohio Conference, is co-chair of the United Methodist-Episcopal dialogue committee. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Bishops move toward Episcopal Church accord

Bishops are asking the 2020 General Conference to approve a full-communion agreement with The Episcopal Church.
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Bishop Grant Hagiya, at right, blesses retired Bishop David Yemba as part of the bishops’ renewal of their baptism vows at the conclusion of the spring Council of Bishops meeting. Hagiya leads the California-Pacific Conference and Yemba serves in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Bishops plan to explore 'new forms of unity'

During the May 4-9 meeting, bishops talked about the fallout of GC2019 and how they can walk alongside conversations about the church’s future.

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