Advocate coverage of General Conference 2016
For 11 days, May 10-20, South Carolina delegates are joining with hundreds of United Methodists in Portland, Oregon, for General Conference. Here is our coverage.
Read Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie’s General Conference perspectives and articles:
General Conference is The United Methodist Church’s quadrennial legislative gathering, where clergy and lay delegates examine, discuss, pray, debate and eventually determine a host of key legislative issues that will become church law for the next four years. General Conference is the only entity that speaks for the full UMC. The 864 delegates from around the world will ultimately revise The Book of Discipline, which regulates the manner in which the church is organized; revise The Book of Resolutions, which declares the church’s stance on social justice issues; approve plans and budgets for church programs; and elect members of the Judicial Council and the University Senate.
Read Advocate Editor Jessica Brodie’s column in advance of General Conference: General Conference, Here I Come
Read S.C. Resident Bishop Jonathan Holston’s column in advance of General Conference: Five Minutes
Read Jessica Brodie’s overview article in advance of General Conference: Ready to Represent