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After Schism, United Methodists Vote to Restructure Denomination

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2024
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Religion, Christian, Methodist Church
Mike DuBose / UM News

The top legislative body of the United Methodist Church passed a series of measures Thursday to restructure the worldwide denomination to give each region greater equity in tailoring church life to its own customs and traditions.

The primary measure, voted on as the UMC General Conference met at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina, was an amendment to the church’s constitution to divide the denomination into four equal regions—Africa, Europe, the Philippines, and the United States.

According to the plan, each region would be able to customize part of...

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