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
Clergy react to Arkansas execution ()
United Methodist clergy spoke out against Arkansas first execution since 2005 and plans for other executions by April 27.
Church braces for ruling on gay bishop ()
Some say fragile unity will be tested, regardless of the ruling in the case that could affect United Methodist Bishop Karen Oliveto.
Preview to the legal debate around gay bishop ()
The denomination’s top court faces a question of whether it should weigh in on Bishop Oliveto’s election at all.
New ONE Intern scheme launched to link faith and work
published at www.methodist.org.uk
The Methodist Church is seeking young people to take part in a new scheme to develop their careers and faith. These exciting opportunities for 21-26 year-olds offer a year exploring faith alongside a paid placement with a range of professional organisations across a variety of business sectors.