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Members of the Judicial Council during the Feb. 23 morning of prayer at the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Court Rules two GC2019 petitions unconstitutional

The United Methodist Judicial Council finds problems in legislative proposals for future church structure.
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Illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Perspectives on a Way Forward

A panel discussion, streamed on February 6, featured speakers for each of the major plans proposed to the 2019 General Conference.
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More than 2,500 people joined the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s gathering in November at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church and in 105 simulcast sites. The group is publicizing some of its plans for the immediate aftermath of the special General Conference. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.

WCA details post-General Conference plans

Leaders of the unofficial traditionalist advocacy group have started publicizing plans for the immediate aftermath of the special General Conference.
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Bishop Judith Craig was the first woman bishop to be assigned to the West Michigan and Detroit Conferences, serving from 1984 to 1992. UMNS file photo.

Judith Craig, pioneering woman bishop, dies at 81

Bishop Judith Craig, the third woman elected as a United Methodist bishop, died Jan. 18 at 81 in Columbus, Ohio.

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