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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Commentary: Are United Methodists ignoring Wesley?
Methodism founder John Wesley implored us to ‘do no harm.’ John Yeaman feels the denomination’s stance on homosexuality ignores that rule.
Audio: Communicators keep telling the story
Jessica Brodie and Matt Brodie are United Methodist communicators from South Carolina. Being a communicator brings with it “a great deal of responsibility to do whatever we do with exceptional integrity,” they said, and it’s their “responsibility to keep telling the story.”
Audio: Bishop Laurie Haller looks to the General Conference
Bishop Laurie Haller shares her feelings about the upcoming General Conference.