Petition 80002

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Recognition of Katanga Methodist University (80002-FA-¶811)

The 2008 General Conference of The United Methodist Church recognizes Katanga Methodist University as an approved United Methodist university benefiting from the privileges thereof by adding the following to ¶811:
  
8. No general council, board, commission, committee, or institution receiving general Church funds shall interpret one form of approved support (apportioned general funds, World Service Special Gifts, Advance Special Gifts, special appeals) as constituting greater or lesser approval by General Conference of the supported entity itself than of similar entities supported by other approved forms of support.

Rationale

The United Methodist Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the largest segment of United Methodists on the continent of Africa.  The United Methodist Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has worked consistently for the creation of university-level colleges since the 1950's.  Methodist Faculty of Theology in Mulungwishi...