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Judicial Council rules in dispute between Western Pennsylvania, East Africa Conferences

By Neill Caldwell, for United Methodist News Service… SEATTLE — A 10-year financial dispute between the Western Pennsylvania Conference and the East Africa Conference that wound up before the UMC’s top court has ended with a split decision that likely will not please everyone. The Judicial Council agreed with only one of Western Pennsylvania’s three questions — […]

GC vies with Judicial Council as 2012’s biggest news-maker

Summarizing a full year in the life of the sprawling, conflicted United Methodist Church is always a challenge. Every fourth year, it gets tougher. That’s because General Conference—the quadrennial gathering for setting church policy, law and finances—occurs and influences so much of church life. But the 2012 General Conference faced surprising competition as a news-maker. […]

Embattled bishop says agencies err

United Methodist News Service… Bishop Daniel Wandabula, who leads the East Africa Conference, says he blames the decisions of United Methodist church agencies to withhold funds from his conference on a campaign “of malice, mud-slinging, character lynching and insurrection.” The General Council on Finance and Administration, the denomination’s finance agency, recommended Sept. 27 that all […]

UMC finance agency warns about East Africa Conference and files complaint against Bishop Wandabula

By United Methodist News Service, … The United Methodist Church’s finance agency announced today, Sept. 27, that it recommends general agencies, annual (regional) conferences and local churches withhold funding from the East Africa Annual Conference until further notice. In addition, the board of the General Council on Finance and Administration approved filing a formal complaint […]

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