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UMnews reflections on GC

June 18, 2012

What do we do now?

DES MOINES, Wash. (UMNS) — Retired Bishop Jack M. Tuell identifies a twofold challenge facing The United Methodist Church that he says helps to explain some of the trauma and dysfunction evident at General Conference 2012.

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Church restructure: I’m glad it failed

CLARKDALE, Ariz. (UMNS) — Paul McCleary, a staff member for the Structure Study Commission that proposed the restructuring to the 1972 General Conference, is relieved the Judicial Council found the restructuring plan unconstitutional. “The universal recognition of the need for action by almost all the delegates was co-opted by plans that were not well thought out and did not take into account the reality of The United Methodist Church being composed of minorities and cultures from other continents.”

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