“An Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples” engaged the 2012 General Conference to remember, repent and make a commitment to an ongoing transformational relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Dr. Thom White Wolf Fassett spoke “From the People.” Dr. George Tinker’s “word” encouraged all to make “No Apologies. Just Repent. Seriously.” The music of Marcus Briggs-Cloud was stirring. Delegates were invited to collect a rock from the symbolic river that ran along the center aisle of the plenary floor and to keep that rock as a reminder and active symbol encouraging continuing repentance.
Commentary: After General Conference, people will still need the church
In an open letter to The United Methodist Church, the head of United Methodist Men points out one certainty leading up to the special 2019 General Conference: The church will continue its mission to bring others to Christ.
Commentary: African delegates need information before forming opinions
In a commentary about the choices before the special 2019 General Conference, a Zimbabwean elder urges United Methodists to get all the information before forming an opinion.