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May 10, 2000 Photos

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DEAF CHOIR -- Members of the Mass Deaf Choir sign the Lord's Prayer during morning worship at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kJ18, 5/10/00

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HONORED FOR WCC WORK-- Jan Love, of Columbia, S.C., a lay woman who has represented the United Methodist Church at the World Council of Churches for more than 20 years, was recognized for her ecumenical leadership during a session of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kJ17, 5/10/00

 

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HONORED -- Kathryn Bannister, a Kansas pastor currently serving as one of the World Council of Churches' presidents, was recognized for her ecumenical leadership during a session of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kJ16, 5/10/00

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ECUMENICAL VISITORS -- The United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference honors visitors from a variety of faith groups. The Rev. Robert Edgar (right), a United Methodist pastor who now leads the National Council of Churches, spoke briefly and invited General Conference participants to "join hands in prayer and commitment for what we can do together." A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kJ15, 5/10/00

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SOULFORCE -- Members of Soulforce, a coalition of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people and heterosexuals from a variety of faith groups, hold a rally outside the Cleveland Convention center, site of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kJ14, 5/10/00

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STANDING TOGETHER -- Leaders of a protest against the United Methodist Church's policies against homosexuals block the entrance to the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference, in an act of civil disobenience. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gck2J13, 5/10/00

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UNITY -- The Most Reverend and Right Honorable George L. Carey addresses the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. Carey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, told the conference that unity among the world's Christians is a possibility. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kJ12, 5/10/00

 

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ARCHBISHOP -- The Most Reverend and Right Honorable George L. Carey addresses the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. Carey is the Archbishop of Canterbury. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kJ11, 5/10/00

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COUNTER-PROTEST -- Hecklers hold signs and shout at participants in a rally against United Methodist policies regarding homosexuality outside the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kJ10, 5/10/00

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PROTEST -- Protesters link arms as they march around the Cleveland Convention center, site of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. More than 180 people were arrested for engaging in civil disobedience as a way of protesting church policies regarding homosexuality. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kJ09, 5/10/00

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YOUNG PROTESTER -- Vivian Waltz (center), a United Methodist pastor from Alum Bank, Pa., holding her three-month-old daughter, is among demonstrators who blocked the entrance to the Cleveland Convention center in protest of the church's anti-homosexual policies. Police refused to arrest Waltz. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kJ08, 5/10/00

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BISHOP ARRESTED -- United Methodist Bishop C. Joseph Sprague (center) is among protesters arrested for blocking the entrance to the Cleveland Convention Center in protest of the denomination's anti-homosexual policies. At left is United Methodist pastor Phillip Lawson. At right is the Rev. Gregory Dell. The church is holding its 2000 General Conference at the convention center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kJ07, 5/10/00

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PROTEST ACTION -- Cleveland police arrest demonstrators who are blocking the entrance to the Cleveland Convention Center in protest of the United Methodist Church's anit-homosexual policies. The center is the site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey Photo number gc2kJ06, 5/10/00

 

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ANGUISHED -- A woman cries while Cleveland police arrest people who are protesting the United Methodist Church's anti-homosexual policies. Protesters had blocked the entrance to the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kJ05, 5/10/00

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UNDER ARREST -- Leaders of a protest against the United Methodist Church's policies against homosexuals are arrested by Cleveland police for blocking the entrance to the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kJ04, 5/10/00

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ARRESTED -- Leaders of a protest against the United Methodist Church's policies against homosexuals are arrested by Cleveland police for blocking the entrance to the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference. At left center, wearing clerical collar is United Methodist Bishop C. Joseph Sprague. Sprague was among those arrested. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kJ03, 5/10/00

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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE -- Leaders of a protest against the United Methodist Church's policies against homosexuals block the entrance to the Cleveland Convention Center, site of the denomination's 2000 General Conference, in an act of civil disobenience. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gck2J02, 5/10/00

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ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY -- The Most Reverend and Right Honorable George L. Carey addresses the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. Carey is the Archbishop of Canterbury. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kJ01, 5/10/00

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