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African Bishops 2019

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The Rev. Lloyd T. Nyarota writes that African United Methodists have awakened to U.S. manipulation of their General Conference votes as a means to break up the church, and they're having none of it. Read more

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Bishop John Yambasu

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United Methodist bishops in Africa have reiterated their previous statement opposing any division of The United Methodist Church while still holding that homosexuality is "incompatible with Christian teaching." Read more

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Both the Africa College of Bishops and the Philippines College of Bishops have recently released statements in which neither endorsed any of the three Way Forward plans, writes Dr. David W. Scott. Read more

A Way Forward

Uniting Methodists issued a statement thanking United Methodist bishops of the Africa Central Conference for their public commitment to church unity in the face of calls for schism. Read more

A Way Forward

United Methodist bishops in Africa issued a statement Sept. 24 saying they won't back breaking up the church, leading observers elsewhere to wonder what influence their statement would have on the 2019 General Conference. Read more

A Way Forward

The United Methodist Africa College of Bishops heard a call for the church to be a reconciler on the continent at its recent retreat. Read more

Finance and Administration

United Methodist African bishops unanimously reaffirmed their view that marriage is between one man and one woman and vowed to “maintain the unity” of The United Methodist Church. Read more

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Bishops Fall 2017

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African bishops issued a pastoral letter to United Methodists in their region to support the commission's work through prayer and fasting. Read more

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Bishop John Yambasu

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The bishops say that reorganizing United Methodism in the continent of Africa will enable the church there to do more effective ministry. Read more

Global Nature

Dr. David W. Scott writes that the direct response of the Love Your Neighbor Coalition to a recent letter from African bishops about human sexuality is the kind of peer-to-peer engagement needed for a truly global United Methodist Church. Read more

Global Nature

Creating a U.S. Central Conference would truly respect African United Methodists by removing all U.S.-centric issues from General Conference, writes Dr. David W. Scott of UM & Global. Read more

Global Nature

In a statement titled "For the Life of the World," Reconciling Ministries Network responds to a statement by African United Methodist bishops urging General Conference to uphold the UMC's stance against homosexual practice. Read more

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