The Judicial Council, the highest judicial body of the United Methodist Church, met November 2, 2009 in Durham, NC. The Judicial Council is composed of nine members elected by the General Conference, and determines the constitutionality of acts or proposed acts of the General, Jurisdictional, Central, and Annual Conferences. Twenty one docket items were addressed… Continue Reading→
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Every October, United Methodists have the opportunity to improve the lives of children around the world through a long-standing collaboration between the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, the United Nation’s Children’s Fund. This collaboration, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, has helped UNICEF save more children’s lives than any other… Continue Reading→
The 2008 United Methodist General Conference re-adopted a resolution entitled “Violence Against Women and Children (#3423)” that is worth resurrecting this time of year. October is typically the month in which the world draws attention to the domestic violence. For more information and to see the steps for action, please see October is Domestic Violence… Continue Reading→
Economic challenges still lie ahead, but the church has weathered similar downturns. That was one of the conclusions reached by members of The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) Economic Advisory Committee after its first meeting Friday, December 5, in Nashville, Tennessee. The Committee is comprised of clergy and lay leaders and includes economists,… Continue Reading→