General Conference 2019

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The Rev. Traci C. West speaks about why the Simple Plan matters during a meeting hosted by Drew University Theological School in Madison, N.J. West is a professor of ethics and African-American studies at Drew. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Simple Plan supporters talk strategy

Supporters discuss how legislation that would eliminate all restrictions related to homosexuality could be part of General Conference consideration.
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The Rev. Sean C. Turner. Photo courtesy North Carolina Annual Conference.

Commentary: Pastor urges GC2019 delegates to 'be open'

The Rev. Sean C. Turner, pastor of Hill’s Chapel United Methodist Church, near Charlotte, North Carolina, urges delegates who will attend the special General Conference in February to keep their hearts and minds open and tuned into the spirit of Christ.
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Bishop Scott Jones speaks during an oral hearing of the Judicial Council on May 22, 2018, in Evanston, Ill. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Jones

As we head toward special General Conference 2019, UM News is highlighting church leaders’ perspectives on where we are as a denomination. This series continues with Texas Conference Bishop Scott Jones.
The Rev. Bob Phillips. Photo by Timothy H. Wright.

Commentary: 'Cooperation without compromise' in a conflicted church

A retired Naval chaplain argues that just as military chaplains must know their ethical boundaries, so must United Methodists.

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