Strong Desire to Remain United

( [email protected] ) May 08, 2004 10:41 AM EDT

May 7, 2004 - the last day of the quadrennial General Conference of the United Methodist Church was filled with stong emotions and calls for unity. Just one day prior, an informal proposal to 'amicably separate' the 10 million member denomination was introduced to the delegates. However, on May 7th, the delegates voted 869-41 to remain “in covenant with one another even in the midst of disagreement.”