General Conference 2004: General Agency Reports, Proposals & Petitions

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The general agencies of the church submit reports of their work during the current quadrennium, as well as reporting on proposed new initiatives. If a general agency report is available online, a link to it is listed below.

General agencies may also submit petitions for considering by the General Conference. Links to petitions submitted by a general agency are listed below. (If a report proposes a new initiative, a petition related to that proposal is also submitted.)

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Daily Digest - November 15, 2019

Help sought to save historic church, cemeteries; United Methodists decry 'red-tagging' of church council; Pie shop a hit for special needs ministry
Immigration
Ramiro Rameriz speaks at a Nov. 14 press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, protesting the proposed border wall. The wall would run through the property of Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church in San Juan, Texas, and two historic cemeteries. His great-grandfather donated land for the church, established in 1874. Photo by Erik Alsgaard, UM News.

Help sought to save historic church, cemeteries

The border wall would cut off two cemeteries and a historic United Methodist church.
Social Concerns
Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (left) prays for a leader (red vest) at a camp for displaced people in Malaybalay, Philippines, in 2017. The United Methodist Church in the Philippines has condemned extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses in the country, as well as protesting the treatment of indigenous people. The church has worked both alone and through ecumenical groups like the National Council of Churches. File photo courtesy of Dan Ela.

United Methodists decry 'red-tagging' of church council

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines was labeled as a “front organization of local communist terrorist groups” by the Department of National Defense of the Philippines Government.