General Conference

News about General Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Tasked by General Conference, Church and Society continues quadrennial process WASHINGTON — Under the direction of the 2016 General Conference, Church and Society will present to the 2020 General Conference a revision of the United Methodist Social Principles. This is the first comprehensive revision since the Social Principles were adopted Read More »

Q & A about the Judicial Council

Many in the church are anticipating the upcoming Judicial Council ruling on the Western Jurisdiction’s recent election of a married lesbian bishop, Bishop Karen Oliveto.  Some are hopeful that the Judicial Council will rule the election unconstitutional because of the United Methodist Church’s clergy standards.  Others expect that the election Read More »