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The Rev. Jerry Kulah presents a resolution calling for changes to the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace through Separation during the Liberia Annual Conference in mid-February. The Africa Initiative, an advocacy group where Kulah serves as general coordinator, announced Feb. 27 it is endorsing the protocol legislation. File photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Key African group supports protocol plan

The UMC Africa Initiative is urging some amendments that are less far-reaching than those offered in a Liberian resolution earlier this month.
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The top portion of an incorporation application for “The Florida Methodist Church” filed Feb. 7, 2020. Three Florida Conference cabinet members filed the papers, although two later decided to remove their names. Document from the Florida Secretary of State’s office.

Cabinet members filed papers for new church group

Three Florida Conference leaders joined in incorporating ʽThe Florida Methodist Church,’ but two later decided not to help start an organization separate from The United Methodist Church.
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Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr. leads discussion at a meeting of the Liberia Annual Conference in Ganta. The conference approved a resolution calling for changes to the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace through Separation, one of the plans headed to the 2020 United Methodist General Conference. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Liberians want changes in separation plan

An African conference’s resolution calls for major amendments to a plan to let traditionalist groups leave The United Methodist Church to form a new denomination.