Council of Bishops

General Church
Bishop William B. Oden grew up on an Oklahoma farm, and would eventually travel the world as a representative for The United Methodist Church, advocating for ecumenical and interfaith cooperation. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop Oden, ecumenical leader, dies at 83

He led two annual conferences, served as Council of Bishops president and helped strengthen United Methodist ties with the Episcopal Church.
General Church
United Methodist and Episcopal leaders discuss the work toward full communion during the Council of Bishops meeting on St. Simons Island, Ga. From left are United Methodist Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the West Ohio Conference, the Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson of the Episcopal Church and the Rev. Margaret Rose of the Episcopal Church. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Bishops strengthen ties with Episcopalians

Two Christian traditions with historic ties to John Wesley’s Church of England are moving closer to full communion.
General Conference
The Rules Committee of the Commission on General Conference discusses plans for one legislative committee at the 2019 special session. From left are Stephanie Henry, chair of the Rules Committee; commission members Audun Westad and Stanislas Kassongo, and translator Isabelle Berger. The commission met Oct. Oct. 3-5 at Epworth by the Sea in St. Simons, Ga. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Plan approved for GC2019 decision-making

The Commission on General Conference has decided on a process to help delegates do the legislative work together.
Human Sexuality
Screen image of the UM Sexual Ethics site, courtesy of GCSRW.

Learning how to 'Do No Harm'

San Antonio conference will guide United Methodists on support, healing related to complaints of sexual misconduct.

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