United Methodist Church

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Duration: 1968-current
Location: New York, New York, United States


The United Methodist Church was formed by the merger of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church in 1968. The United Methodist Church website says: "It has become increasingly aware of itself as a world church with members and conferences in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. While its membership in Europe and the United States has declined noticeably since 1968, membership in Africa and Asia has grown significantly." The United Methodist Church supported African struggles against colonialism and apartheid. The Africa Office and the Women's Division of the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church were among the sponsors of the Washington Office on Africa (see material on this website). (Source: The United Methodist Church website accessed October 7, 2009 and Washington Office on Africa documents)