General Conference 2016

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Musicians lead singing on May 12 during morning worship at the United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

GC2016 wrap-up: Farewell, Portland. Thanks for the doughnuts.

General Conference 2016 skirted division over human sexuality and focused on a wide range of matters.
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The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society addresses the 2016 United Methodist General Conference May 16 in Portland, Ore. Crowe helped present the report on the denomination's Four Areas of Focus for ministry. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Legislation promotes expanded health care for Native Americans, other minorities

Legislation adopted by the United Methodist General Conference could support efforts to improve health care for Native Americans.
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Bid to divest from settlements fails

Israel-related amendment on socially responsibility investing fails, but General Conference supports advocacy letter for Palestinian village.
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The Rev. L. Fitzgerald “Gere” Reist II (center) is honored for his years of service as secretary of the United Methodist General Conference during the denominational meeting May 20 in Portland, Ore. Presenting him with a blanket are Cynthia Kent (left) and Raggatha Calentine. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

May 20 wrap-up: Budget passes, with increase

The last day of General Conference 2016 began with passing a budget, ended trying to beat the clock.

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