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Bishop Kasap Owan Tshibang, a founding member of the Africa Initiative, addresses General Conference delegates and bishops meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, for training. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

African leaders support Traditional Plan

Latest Africa Initiative gathering draws General Conference delegates and bishops for discussion and training.
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The Alternative Plan Task Force, the Central Committee and the executive committee of the Korean Association of the United Methodist Church pray together at a joint meeting held in August 2-3, 2018. Photo by Thomas Kim, UMNS

Korean United Methodists choose prayer over plans

Before the Special General Conference in February 2019, the Korean Association of The United Methodist Church urges the church to pray and work for unity.
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The Rev. Tom Steagald of Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, reads the One Church Plan during a break at the July 17 Uniting Methodist Conference in Dallas. The three plans and the full Way Forward report were part of the Judicial Council’s October docket. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Court docket details proposed plans for UMC

The Council of Bishops request for a Judicial Council decision allows a closer look at three alternative plans for the future.
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Preview to General Conference debate on homosexuality

Many expect the most passionate debates to be around how the denomination ministers with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

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