Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hey UM's.... Is your annual conference on board with this decision of the 2012 General Conference?

At the 2012 General Conference, the following legislation passed with 870 votes for an 33 votes against: 

Disability Awareness as AC Theme (20472-CO-Non-Dis)
Each Conference shall designate that at least one Annual Conference session during the 2013-2016 quadrennium will have a theme centered on Disability Awareness to set an example for each District and Local Church.  Resources and guidance are available from the Committee on Disability Ministries (currently the United Methodist Task Force on Disability Ministries – see separate petition for name change) and UMCOR Health/Health and Welfare Ministries.  

Is your annual conference doing anything along these lines? I haven't heard a great deal about this in the wider church. 


  1. It is a resolution so it is not church law. Has the Committee on Disability Ministries put something together?

  2. I'm not sure what the Committee is putting together along these lines. There should probably be some clear statement indicating the importance of this legislation.