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April 4, 2012

Debate grapples with restructuring

SAN  ANTONIO (UMNS) — The Rev. Kim C+ape, top executive of the United Methodist Board  of Higher Education and Ministry; Jay Brim, Southwest Texas Annual (regional)  Conference lay leader, and the Rev. Tim McClendon, Columbia (S.C.) district  superintendent and episcopal candidate, joined March 31 in a three-hour debate  on restructuring proposals before General Conference 2012.

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Missionaries address restructuring

NEW YORK (UMNS) — The United Methodist Missionary Association released a  statement April 1 on Call to Action, the proposed denominational restructuring  plan, echoing the need to “retain and respect the creative tension between the  global and the local …” voiced recently by Thomas Kemper, head of the United  Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

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