African bishops condemn Africa Initiative and WCA

Photo courtesy of Africa University

Bishops Daniel Lunge, Owan Kasap, Mande Muyombo, Eben Nhiwatiwa, Samuel Quire and Daniel Wandabula prepare for prayers as Chinando prayer site near Mutare, Zimbabwe, as Zimbabwe Area First Lady Greater Nhiwatiwa explains the history and significance of the prayer site.

September 8, 2022
MUTARE, ZIMBABWE – The United Methodist Church (UMC) bishops in Africa have condemned the Africa Initiative group and the Wesleyan Covenant Association (WCA) for spreading falsehoods about The United Methodist Church in Africa.

At the close of their meeting at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, the bishops declared that they would have nothing to do with both the Africa Initiative and WCA as those two groups are now working for and promoting Global Methodist Church, a denomination that has not been approved by the General Conference of the UMC. 

The four-day meeting had been bathed in devotions and prayers including a visit to Chinando, a special prayer center in the mountains that was created by Methodist women.

Click here to read the statement from the African bishops.

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