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Missionaries served at General Conference 2008.Missionaries Serve at General Conference

by Christie R. House
5/2/08: Active, former, and retired missionaries served as delegates, interpreters, photographers, accompaniers, and witnesses.

The Rev. Grace Cajiuat leads a liturgical version of the Untied Methodist Social CreedUnited Methodists Accept New Litany as Part of Social Creed

by Christie R. House
5/2/08: The United Methodist Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of its Social Principles.

Native American culture is rich in history and tradition.United Methodists Contribute to Native Center, Site of 1864 Massacre

by Andrew J. Schleicher
5/2/08: The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Research and Learning Center in Colorado will receive $50,000.

The future of our planet is in our hands.Environmental Protection Resolutions Readopted

by Yvette Moore
5/2/08: Three resolutions initiated by the Women's Division and Global Ministries were renewed by General Conference.

Ugandan Children's ChoirGlobal Music Teaches Church About Faith and Cultures

by Andrew J. Schleicher
5/2/08: Singers and a small band assisted Mark Miller and Marcia McFee in leading the church in a new way of worship.

Bishop Hope Morgan WardOur Ascension Mystery: What Have We Learned?

by Barbara Wheeler
5/2/08: Looking forward to Ascension Sunday, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward reflected on the mystery that illumines our faith.

Agriculture and small farm support are just one way gifts to The Advance change lives. United Methodists Support Fair Trade and Small-Scale Farmers

by Judith Santiago
5/2/08: Fair wages for small-scale farmers was among the concerns addressed by The United Methodist Church's highest legislative meeting.

Immigration as a Justice Issue: Rally at General Conference Call for Humane PoliciesUnited Methodist Church Supports Justice for Immigrants

by Andrew J. Schleicher
5/1/08: General Conference adopted two resolutions covering both global migration and immigration issues in the US.

William H. Gates Sr.Gates Thanks United Methodists for Partnership

by Kathy L. Gilbert
5/1/08: United Methodists decided to wipe out malaria because “brothers and sisters don’t sit back and let each other die,” said William H. Gates Sr., co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Empty boots repesent fallen soldiers.Witness and Work for Peace at General Conference

by Barbara Wheeler
5/1/08: "We oppose unilateral first/preemptive strike actions and strategies on the part of any government," declares a new phrase inserted into the Social Principles.

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