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May 6, 2000 Photos

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ASLEEP ON THE JOB -- Rachel Wood and her napping 6-month-old daughter Dora Ahearn-Wood help form a "Circle of Love" around the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. The demonstration was in protest of the denomination's anti-homosexual policies. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kF14, Accompanies UMNS# GC-029, 5/6/00

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AWARD -- Leaders of the Reconciling Congregations Program, a national network of United Methodist churches and organizations that welcome people regardless of sexual orientation, present an award to Bishop Melvin Talbert (right) for his support of pastors under his charge who faced censure for performing same-sex union ceremonies. From left are: Richard Bates and Jeanne Knepper of Affirmation; Kathryn Johnson, Methodist Federation for Social Action; Marilyn Alexander, Reconciling Congregations Program; Gil Caldwell, United Methodists of Color for A Fully Inclusive Church and Gregory Dell, In All Things Charity. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kF13, Acccompanies UMNS# GC-029, 5/6/00

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RALLY -- A gathering of about 400 people rally against the United Methodist Church's anti-homosexual policies outside the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kF12, Accompanies UMNS# GC-029, 5/6/00

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RAINBOW RIBBON -- Cherylann Richards helps form a "Circle of Love" around the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. Demonstrators rallying against the denomination's anti-homosexual policies held onto a ribbon stretched around the center. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey. Photo number gc2kF11, Acccompanies UMNS# GC-029, 5/6/00

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CIRCLE OF LOVE -- Demonstrators rallying against the United Methodist Church's anti-homosexual policies form a "Circle of Love" around the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey. Photo number gc2kF10, Acccompanies UMNS# GC-029, 5/6/00

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KOREAN MINISTRY PLAN -- Esther Miyahara-Cho (right) presents the Advancing Korean Ministry Plan to the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. Behind Miyahara-Cho are Brandon Cho (left) and Bishop Hae-Jong Kim. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo number gc2kF09, 5/6/00

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POTATOES -- United Methodist Bishop Ann Sherer displays some of the tractor-trailer load of donated potatoes that will be distributed by Cleveland's Second Harvest Food Bank. Bishops attending the church's 2000 General Conference unloaded the potatoes to help bring awareness to the Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin
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POTATO PROJECT -- United Methodist bishops attending the church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland help unload a tractor-trailer filled with potatoes that will be distributed by Cleveland's Second Harvest Food Bank. From left are: Edward Paup, Ann Sherer and Marshall Meadors Jr. Helping unload the potatoes (with back to camera) is Hannah Meadors. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kF07, 5/6/00

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YOUTH CHOIR -- Members of the Mass Youth Choir sing during morning worship at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. The choir is made up of youth from Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Ohio. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kF06, 5/6/00

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MASS YOUTH CHOIR -- Maya Dunlap of Atlanta, Ga., sings with the Mass Youth Choir during morning worship at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. The choir is made up of youth from Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and Ohio. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kF05, 5/6/00

 

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SILENCED WITNESSES -- Jeanne Knepper holds silhouettes representing people who have been killed by acts of violence because of their sexual orientation in a demonstration outside the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. Knepper is a spokesperson for Affirmation, an unofficial caucus of United Methodists for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Concerns. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kF04, 5/6/00

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BISHOP JORDAN -- Bishop Charles W. Jordan gives the sermon during morning worship at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kF03, 5/6/00

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BISHOP HENDERSON -- Bishop Cornelius Henderson presides over a session of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kF02, 5/6/00

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HOLDING HANDS -- Delegates to the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference hold hands in song during the morning worship service. From left are: Dale Shunk, Western Pennsylvania Conference; Jon R. Gray, Missouri West Conference and Patricia A. Morris, Western Pennsylvania Conference. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kF01, 5/6/00

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