General Conference 2016 Updates (2)

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Scenes from Day 9, General Conference
 
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
by Karen Oliveto
May 15, 2016

We Desperately Need Adults at General Conference #UMCGC
by Patrick Scriven
May 15, 2016
 
Delegates, supporters stand with LGBTQ people
Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges
May 14, 2016│PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
We ARE they
Erik Alsgaard  |  May 13, 2016
 
Indigenous Filipinos bring pleas for justice
Corrects name
By Kathy L. Gilbert and Gladys Mangiduyos
May 14, 2016│PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
Remember rural churches, advocates say
By Linda Bloom
May 14, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
Bishop Devadhar: Listen to each other and God
By Beth DiCocco
May 14, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
May 14 wrap-up: Young ambassadors share hope, committee work finishes
By Barbara Dunlap-Berg
May 14, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

Bishop Ough receives gavel, becomes Council of Bishops president
May 12, 2016
By: Christa Meland
 
GC2016 plenary pauses for Black Lives Matter demonstration
By Jessica Brodie
May 16, 2016│PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

Clergy offer support to LGBQT pastors despite GC2016 action
By Kathy L. Gilbert
May 16, 2016│PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

Five elected to Judicial Council
By Linda Bloom
May 16, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
Clergy-related petitions pass GC2016
By Sam Hodges
May 16, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
Bishops vow to work toward unity, accountability
By Heather Hahn
May 16, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

Delegate asks for legislation first, presentations later
Updates with vote on rules
By Sam Hodges
May 16, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
May 16 wrap-up: Week Two begins with elections, celebrations, protests
By Joey Butler
May 16, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

United Methodists Agree on Homosexuality
May 16, 2016
 
I Thank God General Conference Is Not the Church
by James C. Howell
May 16, 2016

A $20 Million Coup in the United Methodist Church
by Sara Baron
May 16, 2016
 
The Necessary End of a One-Size-Fits-All #UMC
by Jeremy Smith
May 16, 2016
 
Live Report: St. Paul Delivers a Speech at General Conference Addressing the LGBTQI Debate
by Chris Owens
May 16, 2016
 
It's Time to Let Go
by Kathryn J. Johnson
May 16, 2016
 
Weeping Over a Will for Destruction
by Dalton Rushing
May 16, 2016

I Thank God General Conference Is Not the Church
by James C. Howell
May 16, 2016
 
Church hanging onto unity despite cracks in the walls
Updates with reaction, more quotes
By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges
May 17, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

Conference pleads with bishops for leadership
By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges
May 17, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
GC2016 proposal calls for new panel on growth
By Heather Hahn
May 17, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

Bishop Abrahams urges Wesleyan commitment to the marginalized
By Linda Bloom
May 16, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
Term limits for bishops fails at GC2016
By Sam Hodges
May 17, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
United Methodists Grapple with Being a Worldwide Church
By Elliott Wright
May 17, 2016, PORTLAND, Or

The United Methodist Church Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Four Areas of Focus
By Mary Andreolli
May 16, 2016, PORTLAND, Ore
 
May 17 wrap-up: Schism rumors quashed
By Joey Butler
May 17, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

An Offering for a Way Forward from the Council of Bishops
May 18, 2016
 
AN OFFERING FOR A WAY FORWARD FROM THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS
by Reconciling Ministries Network | May 18, 2016
 
Why I Support the Bishops’ Way Forward
5/18/2016
By the Rev.  Dr. Karen Oliveto
 
Mandatory penalties ruled unconstitutional
By Linda Bloom
May 18, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)
 
Text of Next Steps and Continuing Discussions from Statement from Council of Bishops for #umcgc on May 18, 2016

 Passed: The Bishops lead a very Methodist way forward
May 18, 2016 by UMJeremy
The Bishops were requested to lead, and they did, and the General Conference voted to let them…eventually.
 
GC2016 puts hold on sexuality debate
Updates with plan approved
By Heather Hahn and Sam Hodges
May 18, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

Mandatory penalties ruled unconstitutional
By Linda Bloom
May 18, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

GC2016 recalls, laments Sand Creek Massacre
By Sam Hodges
May 18, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

May 18 wrap-up: Sexuality dominates debate in unexpected ways
By Joey Butler
May 18, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) —
 
Bishop Swanson: ‘Evil is going, too.’
By Tamica Smith Jeuitt
May 18, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS)

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference celebrates 40 years of voting rights
By Kyle Wallace

The Three Essentials of the Wesleyan Gospel
by Morgan Guyton
May 19, 2016

The Means Are the Ends at #UMCGC
by Jason Valendy
May 19, 2016
 
All In: Bishops Gambling On The Middle Against Both Ends
by Jeremy Smith
May 19, 2016

A Bumpy Rollercoaster Ride Forward on Unity
by Cynthia B. Astle
May 18, 2016