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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 — […]

E. Africa Conference official responds to audits

United Methodist News Service… KAMPALA, Uganda—The East Africa Conference treasurer has issued a response to the suspension of church funds to the conference after unfavorable audits. His response came more than a week after the United Methodist Church’s finance agency took the unprecedented step of setting a lower salary for the conference’s bishop until satisfactory […]

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 […]