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May 8, 2000 Photos

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TRANSLATION BOOTH -- Nilda Ferrari, head of translators for the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference, monitors translation during a plenary session. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kH11, 5/8/00

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SOUTH CONGO DELEGATES -- Mujinga Kainda (left) and Muland Aying, delegates from South Congo, listen to French translation during a session of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kH10, 5/8/00

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MICHAEL HOROWITZ -- Michael Horowitz, a director of the Religious Liberty Project for the Hudson Institute in Washington, urged United Methodists to stand against global religious persecution by opposing permanent trade with China. Horowitz said China is the primary funder of the Sudan government which has killed some 2 million Christians. He spoke at a luncheon May 8 sponsored by the United Methodist Action Committee of the Institute for Religion and Democracy. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kH09, 5/8/00

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VIEQUES PRESS CONFERENCE -- Bishop Isaias Gutierrez (left), president of the Council of Evangelical Methodist Churches in Latin America and the Caribbean, expresses support for Bishop Juan Vera Mendez of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. Vera was among protesters arrested May 4 during a demonstration against the U.S. naval occupation of Vieques.The two spoke during a press conference at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kH08, Accompanies UMNS# GC-036, 5/8/00

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BISHOP VERA -- Bishop Juan Vera Mendez of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico talks about the treatment he and others endured after they were arrested May 4 during a demonstration against the U.S. naval occupation of Vieques during a press conference at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kH07, Accompanies UMNS# GC-036, 5/8/00

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HISPANIC PLAN -- Church leaders sing during the presentation of the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. From left are: Bishop Joel Martinez, Rebecca Youngblood, Roberto Gomez, Gerry Goebel, Liana Perez-Felix and Jorge Sanchez. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kH04, 5/8/00

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TONGAN CHURCH CHOIR -- The Choir from the Tongan United Methodist Church in Mesa, Ariz., sings during morning worship at the denomination's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kH03, 5/8/00

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BISHOP MARTINEZ -- United Methodist Bishop Joel Martinez helps present the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries during the denomination's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kH02, 5/8/00

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FOCUS ON YOUNG PEOPLE -- Delegate Lane Winn helps present a report on the Shared Mission Focus on Young People to the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey. Photo number gc2kH01, 5/8/00

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