Bishop Christian Alsted has been re-elected as a United Methodist episcopal leader by delegates at the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference.
Alsted, 54, was re-elected Oct. 21 at the central conference’s quadrennial meeting in Fredrikstad. There were no other candidates. On the first ballot, he received 62 of 64 votes cast.
For 11 days 860 delegates, approximately 150 bishops, and a couple of thousand visitors, staff and volunteers made the convention center in Portland Oregon their home. The following are some of the many highlights from the intensive days at General Conference – at times it was frustrating and even discouraging, but mostly it was hopeful and joyful, not least because all we did was wrapped in worsh
Migrants find help from Italian Methodists ()
On a local level, and through ecumenical groups like Mediterranean Hope, Methodists are helping Italy cope with an influx of people arriving by sea.
As deportations expand, ‘Dreamers’ have hope ()
United Methodists among those supporting bipartisan legislation to protect young people brought into U.S. illegally as children
Rescuing children in Sierra Leone ()
Adults rescued as children are now caring for orphaned and abandoned children at a United Methodist center in Sierra Leone.
East Africa Famine Appeal
published at www.methodist.org.uk
All We Can and the World Church Relationships Team of the Methodist Church in Britain are calling for support for this urgent appeal to respond to immediate needs in South Sudan and to help avert famine in other countries on the verge of disaster.