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Updated: Bishop White: Strong convictions, gentle touch

Former bishop of New York and New Jersey conferences remembered for his impact inside and outside The United Methodist Church on peace and social justice issues.
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A General Conference newsroom is a busy place, hosting United Methodist News reporters, conference communicators, secular publication reporters and others. Kathy L. Gilbert (center) was among those filing stories from the newsroom at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Communication at forefront of GC2019

Story of 'critical moment' for The United Methodist Church will be shared by a range of communicators, using everything from print to podcasts.
Tim Tanton, United Methodist Communications. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Commentary: Covering the church in time of change

Goal of church’s news ministry is providing information and clarity for the special General Conference.
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Patricia L. Miller is executive director of the United Methodist Confessing Movement and also served on the Commission on a Way Forward. She submitted the legislation for the Connectional Conference Plan to General Conference. Miller spoke with UM News as part of “Seeing a Way Forward,” a video series featuring different perspectives of church leaders on the work of the Commission on a Way Forward.

New conferences proposed in Way Forward plan

The Connectional Conference Plan may be the hardest Way Forward plan to implement, but some say it would be the best long-term solution.

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