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Bishop Violet Fisher of Western New YorkBishop Violet Fisher: Church Must Offer
Radical Hospitality to Diverse World

by Yvette Moore
4/30/08: "Brothers and sisters, Jesus didn't take the easy way out," Bishop Fisher said, "Samaritans were the 'others.' "

Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaRooted in Christ, Bearing Fruit: Lutheran Bishop Preaches at United Methodist Conference

by Christie R. House
4/30/08: Guest Bishop Mark Hanson led ecumenical relations worship at General Conference.

Justa Mamani came from Bolivia to attend General Conference 2008Advancing Hope With 60 Years of Giving

by Barbara Wheeler
4/28/08: With features on Women and Children in Bolivia, a Mission Immersion Experience, and Prenatal Care in Sierra Leone.

United Methodist Global AIDS FundAfrican Bishop Says Efforts Against Diseases Require Literacy and Nutrition

by Elliott Wright
4/29/08: Addressing the factors that intensify diseases of poverty is most effective in collaboration with other denominations and religious groups.

Marcia McFeeMoving the Body of Christ to Worship

by Yvette Moore
4/29/08: What we do in worship matters. That's a guiding principle used by Marcia McFee, co-director of music at General Conference 2008.


United Methodist Bishop Ernest LyghtBishop Lyght Calls the Church to Share Bread at Midnight

by Andrew J. Schleicher
4/29/08: "Keep the bread fresh," said Bishop Lyght, "in creating new leaders, in building new congregations, in addressing global health, and in eliminating poverty."

Donald Reasoner translates for Bishop João Somane Machado of Mozambique.Speaking in Tongues: Language Interpreters at General Conference

by Yvette Moore
4/29/08: 140 interpreters and technicians are translating to American Sign Language, French, German, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.

Joyce HillJoyce Hill: Still in a Voice in Mission, And Interpreting the Word and Words

by Yvette Moore
4/29/08: "As long as I have the ability to hear clearly and can speak, I'll do this. I feel very passionate that people need to be able to speak for themselves."

Ugandan Children's ChoirUgandan Children's Choir Brings Energy to Church Business Meeting

by Andrew J. Schleicher
4/29/08: Many of the members in the Hope for Africa Children's Choir are orphans, through either disease or war, as was the choir's conductor.

Katrina RecoveryCall for Remembrance and Renewal for Katrina Recovery

by Michelle Scott
4/29/2008: General Conference paused on Monday morning to recognize the tragedy and celebrate the resulting witness that grew out of Hurricane Katrina's devastation in August 2005.


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