May 16 – Black Lives Matter

Bishop Michael Coyner of the Indiana Conference began the afternoon session on Monday by telling the gathered delegates and visitors that General Conference costs $1,388.89/minute.  Moments later the Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey of Boston University School of Theology led a protest that brought business to a halt for nearly 30 minutes, during which time the East Ohio delegation prayed for “unity not division.”

GC 2016 photo coverage

MTSO Students

Rev. Dr. Valerie Stultz and students from Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) share their first-hand experiences of the world-wide nature of The United Methodist Church.

The Central Conference Matters Committee had the the task of engaging with all the delegates around the world in conversation about their context particularly for their ministry in their country. Methodist Theological Seminary of Ohio (MTSO) students were asked to help compile these notes collected from the delegates.