Conference attendees encouraged to ‘change the world’


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Mission and Ministry
Tim Tanton (center, in red), chief news and information officer for United Methodist Communications, shares updates with African communicators and other UMCom staff during the 2019 General Conference. World Press Freedom Day, observed May 3, commemorates journalists and highlights the difficulties they face while reporting truth. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News

World Press Freedom Day and the church

Tim Tanton with United Methodist News talks about giving voice to the voiceless and why freedom of information is essential not only for society but for the church.
General Church
The General Conference of The United Methodist Church was originally scheduled to meet last year in Minneapolis. With COVID-19 still a threat, questions remain about whether General Conference can go forward as planned Aug. 29-Sept. 7, whether in Minneapolis or online. Photo by Krivit Photography, courtesy of Meet Minneapolis; image of laptop by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

A virtual General Conference faces hurdles

The chair of the General Conference commission recently outlined the challenges facing organizers of the United Methodist legislative assembly.
Local Church
The Rev. Juhee Lee, Kate Kim and Christine Song on violin, Cheongmoo Kang on bass clarinet, Beverly Rathbun on organ and Da Eun Ryu on piano record free hymns and special music for the Lenten season. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Yohan Go.

Clergy record free music videos for Lenten season

Two Korean United Methodist clergy shared free hymns and special music that can be used during the Lenten season and on Easter Sunday.