Petition 81429

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New Episcopal Area in Zimbabwe (81429-CC-NonDis-!)

      The Africa Central Conference moves that the Zimbabwe Area is split to create a new area within the present Zimbabwe Area becoming the East Zimbabwe Area and the West Zimbabwe Area. We believe this change will allow the Zimbabwe Annual Conferences to better fulfill their mission of strengthening the local church for the purpose of “making disciples of Jesus Christ” for the transformation of the world. Further, we request that a bishop is granted to the thus created new  area.
      

Rationale

      We believe that the needs of the United Methodists within Zimbabwe can better be met if two areas exist in the country. We believe that creating a new area will also allow for better supervision in Zimbabwe a as the distances become shorter a communication more effective. Although being in...