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A Future With Hope: General Conference 2008Hutchinson Says be Moved by 'Water and the Spirit'

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4/26/08: Young confirmands moved throughout the meeting space, wetting branches and shaking them over worshippers.
 

A Future With Hope: General Conference 2008Delegates Seek General Conference Ethics Panel

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4/26/08: 992 delegates overwhelmingly approved a motion to establish a General Conference ethics committee before 2012.
 

World Malaria Day is April 25World Malaria Day: A History of Success, High Expectations for the Future

By Michelle Scott
April 26, 2008: The first World Malaria Day, United Methodists celebrated our contributions to eradicating this disease.
 

A Future With Hope: General Conference 2008Immigration as a Justice Issue: Rally at General Conference Call for Humane Policies

by Andrew J. Schleicher
April 25, 2008:
A call for justice and human treatment of migrants was issued on the first full days of the 2008 legislating General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

 

Cookson HillsCookson Hills Center and The Advance Celebrate 60th Anniversaries

by Adam Neal and Barbara Wheeler
4/23/08: In 1948, The Advance was set up as a mission giving channel, and two nurses opened a health clinic in Cookson, OK.
 

Bishop João Somane Machado of MozambiqueBishop Issues Strong Mission Challenge to General Conference Delegates

by Christie R. House
4/25/08: "Are we doing enough--when wars rage in Somalia, the Sudan, Iraq, and Afghanistan?" asks Bishop João Somane Machado of Mozambique.
 

Bishop Goodpaster Visits Mission Institution in Fort WorthUnited Methodist Bishop Visits Mission Institution in Fort Worth, Texas

by Barbara Wheeler
4/25/08: Bishop Goodpaster and others took time from General Conference to attend another important gathering: snack time at United Community Centers.
 

Bishop Felton MayGoing Where We May Not Want to Go: Four Areas of Focus for Ministry

by Christie R. House
4/25/08: Ministry with the poor, eradicating the killer diseases of poverty, creating and renewing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders have emerged as focal points.
 

Unjust Immigration Policies a Hometown Issue for WomenUnjust Immigration Policies a Hometown Issue for Women

by Yvette Moore
4/25/08: "The truth is human and civil rights protections need to expand until the whole globe is included, until we are all regarded as beloved children of God."
 

Kira VolkovaKira Volkova: Following the Will of God

by Michelle Scott
4/25/08: "It takes courage to admit you are a Protestant Christian in the Orthodox society where rituals and traditions can seem more important than personal relationships with God."
 

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