GC 2004

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Bishop Bruce P. Blake. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Giving ‘til it heals

If he hadn’t mentioned it, no one would have noticed that Bishop Bruce Blake was wearing moccasins.
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Jay Williams is an advocate for human rights in Sudan. UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

2008 General Conference will feature youth address

The value of the voices of youth and young adults was affirmed when the 2004 General Conference voted overwhelmingly to add an address by a young person to the agenda for the 2008 General Conference.
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The Spiritual Image choir from Melrose United Methodist Church, San Leandro, Calif., sings during morning worship on May 7, final day of the denomination's 2004 General Conference in Pittsburgh. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Bishop Calls Life a Song ‘Waiting to Be Sung’

Bishop Rhymes H. Moncure, Jr. took a little liberty with the lyrics of a Jim Forbes’ song to communicate the idea that people’s lives are like songs waiting to be sung.
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Clergy granted decision whether to report child abuse confessions

Clergy will be allowed to “listen to their own conscience” in deciding whether or not to report a case of suspected child abuse or neglect, according to action taken May 7 at the 2004 General Conference.

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