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E. Julu Swen

Africa Initiative, an unofficial advocacy group in Africa, is calling on United Methodists to pray and fast for "wisdom and discernment" as part of the preparation leading to the special session of General Conference Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis. Read more

A Way Forward

The Africa Initiative has given its support to the Traditionalist option of the Way Forward report to be decided by the special 2019 General Conference. Read more

Finance and Administration

United Methodists in Liberia have committed to planting 250,000 trees of different species to combat the effects of climate change. Read more

Global Health

A United Methodist journalist from Liberia shares his international perspective on the gay-friendly comments of retired Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Roman Catholic Pope Francis. Read more

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Cote d'Ivoire Delegation

UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose

E. Julu Swen looks at the diverse opinions among delegates to the 2016 General Conference from the perspective of a West African United Methodist layman and church communicator. Read more

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Cote d'Ivoire Delegation

UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose

E. Julu Swen looks at the diverse opinions among delegates to the 2016 General Conference from the perspective of a West African United Methodist layman and church communicator. Read more

GC Archive