General Conference 2008 News
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4/26/08: Young confirmands moved throughout the meeting space, wetting branches and shaking them over worshippers.
4/26/08: 992 delegates overwhelmingly approved a motion to establish a General Conference ethics committee before 2012.
April 26, 2008: The first World Malaria Day, United Methodists celebrated our contributions to eradicating this disease.
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.
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.
4/25/08: "Are we doing enough--when wars rage in Somalia, the Sudan, Iraq, and Afghanistan?" asks Bishop João Somane Machado of Mozambique.
4/25/08: Bishop Goodpaster and others took time from General Conference to attend another important gathering: snack time at United Community Centers.
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.
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."
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."