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Burundi Unity

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United Methodists in Burundi are rejoicing over the reunification of the African conference after 12 years of internal strife. Read more

Global Nature

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Incidents involving United Methodist Bishop Daniel Wandabula of East Africa offer an international example of how complex and delicate the move for greater accountability for bishops can be, writes Dr. David W. Scott. Read more

Global Nature

The fall Judicial Council rulings show some concerns for United Methodist governance, especially in terms of bishops' accountability and the vulnerability of local pastors, writes the Rev. Jerry Eckert of Associates in Advocacy. Read more

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In a decision with two dissenting opinions, the United Methodist Judicial Council has ruled that the 2012 General Conference's elimination of the Committee on Investigations, which reviews charge leveled against clergy, was unconstitutional. Read more

Finance and Administration

The cases of three African bishops' handling of church money leads David W. Scott to compare money management disputes with disobedience around United Methodist stances on homosexuality. Read more

Global Nature

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Two United Methodist bishops in Africa are facing sanctions by the denomination's financial agency for irregularities in their handling of church funds. Read more

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Bishop Daniel Wandabula

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The Council on Finance and Administration has called for the resignation of United Methodist Bishop Daniel Wandabula of the East Africa area as part of a plan to resolve the alleged misdirection of church funds discovered by an audit. Read more

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The United Methodist Church's "high court" has deferred until its spring session a decision on how money contributed by the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference for specific projects was spent by the East Africa Annual Conference for other uses. Read more

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Bishop Daniel Wandabula

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Two United Methodist agencies have suspended the disbursement of church funds to UMC Bishop Daniel Wandabula of East Africa in the wake of allegations that previous contributions have been misspent or are unaccounted for. Read more

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