Welcome to General Conference

Beginning April 24, 988 lay and clergy delegates from around the world will gather in Tampa for the General Conference of The United Methodist Church with a call to “make disciples of Jesus Christ to transform the world.”  Art McClanahan reports.

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Rich Peck. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Growing up with institutional racism

Society shielded writer from understanding the plight of people of color.
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Bishop Kenneth H. Carter gives the sermon and benediction during opening worship for the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

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.
The Rev. Edlen Cowley. Photo courtesy of Edlen Cowley.

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.