Pre-General Conference News Briefing set for January '04
By United Methodist News ServiceReligion
journalists and church media representatives are invited to attend a
news briefing Jan. 29-31, 2004, on the pressing legislative concerns to
be considered by the United Methodist Church's governing body next year.
2004 Pre-General Conference News Briefing will be held at the Ramada
Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. The city will also host the General
Conference, the denomination's highest legislative body, April 27-May 7,
General Conference, which comprises 1,000 lay and clergy
delegates from around the world, meets every four years to set policy
and direction for the 9 million-member denomination, the second-largest
Protestant body in the United States.
Presenters at the
briefing will answer journalists' questions on issues facing the
conference, including: the role of youth and young adults in the future
church; the meaning and nature of Holy Communion; and possible church
pronouncements on contemporary social issues such as war and terrorism
information will be mailed to media representatives this summer. For
more details, contact Tim Tanton at United Methodist News Service, (615)
742-5470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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