After a lengthy floor debate, the General Conference has rejected calendar item #219, which changes the UM constitution to allow for a non-residential bishop appointed as the president of the Council of Bishops. Although the measure had a majority of the votes, it did not receive the 2/3 number of votesneeded to approve a constitutional amendment.
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An orthodox pastor shares eight reasons why he intends to remain in the denomination even if a separation occurs.
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Video archive: UM News interviews protocol developers
Leaders who helped develop a separation plan for The United Methodist Church answered questions about their proposal during a live event Jan. 13.