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Coverage of General Conference 2012 particularly relevant to United Methodists in the Western Jurisdiction and/or provided by UMNS or the WJ media pool.

Bishop Tuell, church law expert, dies at 90

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Four United Methodist bishops “assure President George H.W. Bush of the prayers of the United Methodist people” in the Oval Office on Aug. 7,...

As New 2020 Restrictions Loom, Western Jurisdiction Bishops Pledge Safe Harbor for LGBTQ+ United...

Western bishops lead with grace, not persecution. Active United Methodist Bishops in the Western Jurisdiction announce their intention to set aside complaints against clergy accused of being gay or performing LGBTQ+ weddings; urge others to join them. #UMC4All

Top court says Texas bishop must rule on process question for lesbian clergy candidate

The Judicial Council for the 2012-16 Quadrennium pose for a group photo during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. Seated, from...

Hagiya to Serve New Episcopal Area in West

Bishop Grant J. Hagiya, presiding over the Western Jurisdictional Conference Session on Friday, July 20, 2012 in San Diego, California. Photo by Patrick Scriven By...

WJ Bishops respond to harmful General Conference, recommit to full inclusion

The WJ College of Bishops offers this statement to a church finding itself harmed once again by a General Conference incapable of...

An Invitation to Prayer for Bishop Oliveto, the Mountain Sky Area and The United...

Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Siblings in Christ: Later this month, the United Methodist Judicial Council will gather to consider a question related to last July’s...

Two bishops differ on same-sex union

Retired Bishop Melvin Talbert speaking in May of 2012 at the Reconciling Ministries tabernacle located near the site of the General Conference in Tampa,...

Dynamic Speakers, Hollywood Writers, & Film Screening Headline UMC LEAD 2016

November 24, 2015 - The Loft LA, at Westwood United Methodist Church, and the Palomar Hotel will play host to the 2016 LEAD Conference,...

Where we are going: What’s next for the #UMC as we await the Judicial...

A recap of a busy week filled with news about the Judicial Council as they consider a challenge to the election of The United Methodist Church's first out lesbian bishop, updates from the Commission on a Way Forward, and Council of Bishops on General Conference 2019.

Council Executive Committee Affirms Unity, Moves Forward

Nashville, Tenn.: Meeting in Chicago last week, the Council of Bishops' Executive Committee approved a framework for implementing the Commission on a Way Forward...

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