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General Conference faces hurdles

General Conference postponed once or twice?

The General Conference Commission chair recently outlined the issues facing organizers of the United Methodist Church’s 2021 legislative assembly.

Unknowns complicate GC plan

Can Michigan delegates plan to go to Minneapolis in August?

Availability of vaccines, internet connection, and visas are all some of the unknowns that continue to complicate the plan for the General Conference set to convene eight months from now.

UMC ratifies women’s equality amendment

Women's equality advocates celebrate

The United Methodist Church has changed its Constitution to affirm equality and assert that women are not second class citizens in the family of God.

47-year-long debate grinds on

Bishops praying at General Conference 2019 before the debate begins

Issues before the 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis have a history dating back to the 1972 General Conference in Atlanta. Click here for an interactive timeline.

Court rulings put focus on UMC’s future

The Dome in St. Louis, MO

Rulings by Judicial Council on actions of the 2019 General Conference have some church members celebrating and some moving on.

More on ‘next Methodism’

The United Methodist Church has been called to a season of prayer and respectful conversation.

Moving forward in trust

The Commission on the Way Forward is relying on the Spirit’s gifts.

Bishops rule on ordination questions

As required by the Judicial Council, two bishops have ruled on questions stemming from issues around gay ordination.

Bishops overrule resolutions

Bishops ‘rulings on resolutions regarding human sexuality go on to the Judicial Council.

Top court to review Oliveto election

The election of Bishop Karen Oliveto will be on the spring docket of the UMC’s Judicial Council.