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Bishop Robert Schnase presents a motion during an online meeting of the United Methodist Council of Bishops calling for a task force to look at ways to bring financial sustainability to the Episcopal Fund. Screenshot of Zoom meeting via Facebook by UM News.

Bishops look at financial sustainability

The fund that supports bishops’ work is at risk of depletion in four years. The bishops plan to form a strategy to prevent that.
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Ann Jacob of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference is surrounded by other young people as she reads a statement on church unity at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. She is among authors of a petition urging General Conference organizers to reconsider rescheduling General Conference at the start of the academic calendar. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Bishops urge attention to GC2021 date request

The Council of Bishops pushes consideration of a petition drafted by young adult General Conference delegates. The Commission on General Conference sets the dates for the lawmaking assembly.
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Bishop Sally Dyck reminds fellow bishops that COVID-19 is exacerbating problems in the U.S. and beyond its borders during an online meeting. Screenshot of Zoom meeting via Facebook by UM News.

Pandemic tests church’s justice commitments

Bishops discussed how COVID-19 is exacerbating already existing injustices and offered ways the church can help.
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A screenshot of the Council of Bishops virtual meeting April 29 shows Bishop Kenneth H. Carter speaking while attending bishops listen. Bishop Carter delivered his final address as the Council of Bishops president at the meeting. Image courtesy of the Council of Bishops via YouTube.

Bishops told connection key in pandemic fight

COVID-19 has put proposals to split the church on hold. The Council of Bishops president urged leaders use this time to claim the church’s strengths.

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