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Many people were confused during the 11-day roller coaster ride that was the United Methodist Church's General Conference. It is held to chart the course of the global denomination.
The United Methodist Church is struggling to maintain the increasingly tenuous bonds that hold together this global denomination of more than 12 million members.
Amid protest, song and fears of a denominational breakup, United Methodists at their quadrennial General Conference decided yet again not to decide anything regarding LGBT rights.
United Methodists, voting at their General Conference, have called on their church's mission agency to withdraw from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.