2:30 P.M. ET Sept. 27, 2012
The United Methodist Church’s finance agency announced Sept. 27 that it recommends general agencies, annual (regional) conferences and local churches withhold funding from the East Africa Annual Conference until further notice.
In addition, the board of the General Council on Finance and Administration approved filing a formal complaint against Bishop Daniel Wandabula, who has led the East Africa Annual Conference since 2006. The complaint, to be filed with the Africa Central Conference College of Bishops, deals with concerns about his use and accountability of funds for various ministries in that conference.
Other responses — including possible legal actions in secular court — are also under consideration by the board, said agency officials and a statement from the finance agency.
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