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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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Beginning to look ahead after GC2019

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 4:58pm
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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Young adults reflect on Traditional Plan adoption

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 4:09pm
Young United Methodists have differing views on whether the Traditional Plan, adopted by the special General Conference, is the best way forward for the denomination.
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GC2019 maps uncertain way forward

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 6:00pm
More than 53 percent of General Conference delegates approved the Traditional Plan, but how much of the plan will take effect is unknown.
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2019 General Conference passes Traditional Plan

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 1:45pm
Delegates to The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly approved a plan that affirms church policies on homosexuality and strengthens enforcement. The vote was 438 to 384.
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Conflict defines General Conference aimed at unity

Wed, 02/27/2019 - 1:05am
Both sides of human sexuality debate acknowledge hurt at decisions on church’s LGBTQ policies.
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Wrap-up: Judicial Council at GC2019

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:00pm
Highlights of the rulings by the United Methodist Judicial Council during the Feb. 23-26 special General Conference.
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General Conference 2019 – Day 4 wrap-up

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 9:00pm
A news summary of the fourth day of action of the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church
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Call for General Conference review

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 5:45pm
Jeffrey “J.J.” Warren, an openly gay reserve delegate from the Upper New York Conference, makes an impassioned statement Feb. 25 arguing for allowing debate about the Simple Plan at the special General Conference in St. Louis. Debate was allowed, but the Simple Plan failed to receive enough votes after the debate to receive further consideration.
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2019 General Conference passes Traditional Plan

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 2:14pm
Updated at 9 p.m. Tuesday: Delegates to The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly approved a plan that affirms church policies on homosexuality and strengthens enforcement. The vote was 438 to 384.
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Court to GC2019: Legislation needs more work

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 1:08pm
The United Methodist Judicial Council points to parts of legislation passed Feb. 25 that remain unconstitutional.
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General Conference 2019 - Day 3 wrap-up

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:02pm
A news summary of the third day of action of the 2019 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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Traditional Plan advances as One Church, Simple plans fail

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 12:18am
General Conference 2019 delegates moved the Traditional Plan forward to plenary, not the One Church Plan or the Simple.
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