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From May 10-20, 2016, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will meet in Portland, Oregon. United Methodist Women will be there to ensure women, children and youth are a priority for the denomination and are not overlooked in any legislative, budget or theological decisions. Posts by Tara Barnes.

General Conference Day 7—In the room where it happens

General Conference 2016: Voting on voting, and voting.

This week we’ve been together as a body on the plenary floor discussing and voting on legislation. United Methodist Women brought many petitions to General Conference. Here’s a breakdown of where they stand. Numbers refer to their location in the Daily Christian Advocate

Passed on Consent Calendar May 17, 2016
Environmental Racism
Protection of Water
Stop Criminalizing Communities of Color
U.S. Public Education and the Church
Law of the Sea
Relationship to the General Board of Global Ministries
United Methodist Women Program Advisory Group
Ecclesiastical Support
Celebrating 150 years of United Methodist Women 
Biblical Language 
Speaking out for Compassion: Transforming the Context of Hate

On Consent Calendar May 18, 2016
Charter for Racial Justice Policies
Global Health and Rights: Eradicating Sexual and Gender-based Violence

To be brought to the floor for vote
Responsible Parenthood, R05, no. 497, p. 2323
Lay Order for Deaconesses and Home Missioners, Consent Calendar A03, no. 77, p. 2102
Teen Sexual Identity and Suicide Risk, Discipleship, R05, no. 509, p. 2324
Status of Women, Global Ministries, R05, no. 516, p. 2324
The Girl Child, Global Ministries, R05, no. 517, p. 2324
Children’s Sabbath, Global Ministries, R05, no. 515, p. 2324
Environmental Health, R04, no. 376, p. 2206
Principles for Just and Sustainable Extraction and Production, R04, no. 377, p. 2206

Will not be considered
Protecting Children from Mercury
United Methodist Response to Hospital Mergers in the United States

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