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A fifth Methodist body has joined an ongoing effort to foster cooperation among black and white Methodists. The little-known Union American Methodist Episcopal Church joined the Commission on Pan-Methodist Cooperation and Union during the commission’s November 19-21 meeting in Dallas, the United Methodist News Service reported. “We were first known as the Church of Africans,” said Bishop Linwood Rideout, one of three bishops of the denomination. “We are known as an invisible strand of African Methodism because our founder was never given the recognition that he deserved.” His 6,000-member denomination has congregations in New England, Jamaica and Liberia.


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