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February 23, 2012

African students reject restructuring proposal

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — The Africa United Methodist Student Movement, which represents about 150 members from 10 African countries, has issued a response to the proposed consolidation of nine general agencies under a 15-member board. Nine members recently attended the Pre-General Conference briefing for African General Conference delegates in Harare, Zimbabwe. After prayer and study, the group announced its response “in rejection of the proposal as it fails to be considerate of the needs and circumstances of the African church.” The United Methodist News Service Daily Digest will publish statements from General Conference delegations and other groups as they are received and space is available.

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