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Members of the Judicial Council during the Feb. 23 morning of prayer at the 2019 Special Session of the United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Court Rules two GC2019 petitions unconstitutional

The United Methodist Judicial Council finds problems in legislative proposals for future church structure.
General Church
Central conference delegates to the 2019 United Methodist General Conference gather for a pre-conference meeting in Carlinville, Ill. The gathering was organized by the Africa Initiative and many of the delegates at the gathering expressed support for the Modified Traditional Plan at The United Methodist Church’s special called session of General Conference, which begins Feb. 23.

Africa Initiative gathers delegates before GC2019

Many central conference delegates at an Africa Initiative gathering expressed support for the plan that maintains the church's stance on LGBTQ people and toughens enforcement.
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The Rev. Forbes Matonga. Photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Traditional plans keep status quo

Two traditional plans appeal to United Methodists who wish to continue to restrict the role of gay people in the church.
Judicial Council
The United Methodist Judicial Council will consider items deferred from its October meeting during a special session just prior the 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Submissions for the top court’s special session are limited to bodies authorized to file petitions by The United Methodist Book of Discipline. 2017 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Judicial Council sets special session

The February session in St. Louis, just prior to and during the special General Conference, will include docket items deferred from the court’s October meeting.

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