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Bishop responds to General Conference postponement

I want to express appreciation to the Commission on General Conference that is made up of elected delegates. They were entrusted to represent General Conference and have consistently upheld the principle of having everyone at the table.

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General Conference further postponed to 2024

As the pandemic continues and the wait time for visas stretches to over two years in some countries, the Commission on the General Conference announced today that the 2020 General Conference cannot be held in 2022 due to COVID-related and governmental policies/constraints.  

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NCJ Delegation special session report

The North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference met virtually for two days on November 10-11, 2021. Delegates spent most of the first day, engaged in small group conversations,  discussing three main topics: dismantling racism, episcopal leadership, and the future of The United Methodist Church.

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NCJ delegates name commitment to anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ inclusion

At a virtual North Central Jurisdictional (NCJ) Conference, delegates elected by their respective annual conferences created and overwhelmingly approved a covenant naming their commitment to anti-racism work and LGBTQIA+ inclusion.

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NCJ delegates talk anti-racism and future, vote to reduce bishops

Approximately 250 delegates participated in the official North Central Jurisdictional Special Called session via Zoom, and others from across the 10-conference jurisdiction watched it live online. Delegates spent the majority of their time together on three big topics of conversation—dismantling racism, the future of episcopal leadership, and the future of The United Methodist Church.

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NIC General/Jurisdictional Update

Since the election of the delegation team in 2019, Northern Illinois Conference delegates have been meeting regularly and diligently, preparing for the upcoming General and Jurisdictional Conferences. Despite changing situations, due to the cancelations or postponements, of General and Jurisdictional Conferences, or considerations for virtual gatherings, the NIC delegation team remained resilient and adaptive.

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