Bush: Library Without A Home?

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All eyes turn to Dallas, where a regional United Methodist Church body may vote to kill the proposed George W. Bush Library at Southern Methodist University. The South Central Jurisdictional Conference meeting starts Wednesday.

This comes after a national Church body in May voted overwhelmingly to refer the question to the region. A felicitously timed scandal over Bush Library fundraising may get investigated, helping opponents, although they looked weak in May.



The history and adventures of Bush Fallen Among the Methodists are detailed here. The weaknesses of the Library opponents as of May are discussed here. On the Conference’ site authors unknown attempt to summarize the sides here, and lay out the likely schedule with the Petitions and Resolutions Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon, and general Conference action if any likely to occur Thursday.

Petitioners opposing the Bush Institute cluster here, opponents here highlight this article by SMU Professor Valerie Karras laying out her case for the South Central Conference taking up the issue. SMU’s agreement with Bush is here.

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