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Task force to investigate GC2019 voting

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 5:28pm
General Conference organizers have named a 12-member task force to look into potential voting irregularities at the special session.
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Denials, charges fly in GC2019 voting credentials review

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:04pm
One delegate named as a possible ineligible voter contends he was a duly elected reserve, but he is not listed on General Conference attendance records.
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Turning to God in the middle of a disaster

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 1:40pm
United Methodist executive’s near drowning in Brazil was not his worst brush with mortality.
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GC2019 voting credentials under review

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:30pm
After an in-depth review, it’s possible “a very limited number” of ineligible people obtained credentials to vote.
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Better report cards for 2 UM seminaries

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:49pm
Accrediting agencies lift sanctions after finding improvements at Saint Paul and Claremont.
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Improving vision and lives in Zimbabwe

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:40pm
Nyadire Connection program provides glasses to more than 4,000 people in rural communities.
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Study asks: Are 13 seminaries sustainable?

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:15am
A new study examines what the 13 United Methodist seminaries contribute and how they fit in the ecosystem of U.S. theological education.
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A pastor’s legacy: Roadmap for all churches

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:10pm
Before he died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the Rev. Norman Tendis completed a practical congregational guide to creation care, a project of the World Council of Churches.
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Resources, prayers offered for LGBTQ youth

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 12:10pm
Church leaders who fear the recent 2019 General Conference votes on homosexuality might harm LGBTQ youth are offering resources to help.
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Opinion: ‘What’s next for our United Methodist Church?’

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:31am
With a little more than a year before the regular General Conference 2020, retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner looks at what The United Methodist Church might consider for the future.
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2019 Sierra Leone Annual Conference

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 4:37pm
Jan. 23-27, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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German church won’t impose Traditional Plan bans

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:17pm
Stipulations in the Traditional Plan approved by General Conference are unacceptable, said the executive committee of The United Methodist Church in Germany.
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Judicial Council to review GC2019 actions

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:49pm
The two agenda items deal with the constitutionality questions related to Traditional Plan and exit plan approved by GC2019.
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Korean clergy offer diverse perspectives on GC2019

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:00pm
While many support the Traditional Plan adopted by General Conference, some expressed concerns with the plan, disappointment over treatment of LGBTQ community.
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Cameroon UMW confront gender-based violence

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 1:06pm
More than 50 women, representing diverse experiences and roles, gain knowledge to reduce vulnerability to violence and discrimination in a patriarchal society.
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Church empowers rural women in Zimbabwe

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 2:23pm
Church-sponsored projects, including beekeeping, small-scale farming and craft making are helping rural women in Zimbabwe survive the struggling economy.
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Pastors became counselors after deadly tornado

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:52pm
'Please come,' hospital chaplain told United Methodist clergywoman in Opelika, Alabama.
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Daily Digest - March 5, 2019

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 8:14pm
Reaction to GC2019 remains strong; Beginning to look ahead after General Conference; Lutheran bishop sends letter after GC2019
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Reaction to GC2019 remains strong

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 6:49pm
Strong opinions, including protests, offered on passage of Traditional Plan as churches and conferences meet to assess consequences and plan next steps.
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Beginning to look ahead after GC2019 (2)

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 6:30pm
The Wesleyan Covenant Association is sticking around, and so are a number of church members who plan to defy the denomination’s homosexuality policies.
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