General Conference 2016

The Global Church Gathers
 

The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body met at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, from May 10-20, 2016. Follow the conversation at #umcgc.org. Stories are also available in multiple languages.

General Conference, the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, convenes once every four years.The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for churchwide programs.

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Theology and Education
Barnabas Mutonga, music director for the Zimbabwe East Conference, and Walter Mujuru, music director for the Zimbabwe West Conference attend the Harare West District’s Men’s Music Festival in the Mabelreign South United Methodist Church circuit in Zimbabwe.  Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Zimbabwe music director focuses on human rights

Through his gift of music, Walter Mujuru teaches people of all ages about socioeconomic and cultural justice.

Daily Digest - December 4, 2018

Pastor says One Church Plan 'could unite diverse denomination’; Mexican church helping migrants; Fighting AIDS in Zimbabwe
Mission and Ministry
The congregation at Inner-City United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe, has recommitted to helping stop the AIDS epidemic by taking part in the Common Voice Initiative advocacy program. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa for UMNS.

Zimbabwe church vows to halt AIDS epidemic

With new resources, ongoing advocacy and education, the Common Voice Initiative envisions a world without HIV/AIDS.

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