The Conference meets very four years to vote on proposals that concern the entire church. Emily McFarlan Miller, writing for Religion News Service, lists six proposals that have generated interest from within and without the church.
Issues include human sexuality–more than 100 petitions on that topic alone–gun violence, immigration, abortion, religious freedom, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arguments are being made for and against on many of these topics before the meeting has even occurred.
You can read the background and find a collection of links to other articles and resources on the RNS site.
The Methodist GC will take place at the Oregon Convention Center, which will also host the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) later this summer.
What do you expect will come out of the Methodist GC? What about the PCUSA meeting?