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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Delegates: Use GC2020 delay for new vision
An informal group of General Conference delegates is inviting church members to make use of the postponement to cast a new vision for the church.
Time for Cross and Flame to go
Symbol of The United Methodist Church is unwelcoming and even painful for many Black Americans, evoking memories of cross burnings.
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