By Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service.
Beginning Tuesday (May 10), 864 delegates, half of them clergy, will converge on the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., for 10 days for the General Conference. More than 40 percent of those delegates will come from outside the U.S.
They’ll consider 1,043 proposals listed in the conference’s legislation tracking system.
Here are six of the most talked-about issues:
1. LGBT inclusion
The United Methodist News Service tallied up more than 100 petitions alone on sexuality.
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