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World Methodist Council
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(WMC). The WMC unites 77 Methodist (Methodists: II) and united churches in 132 countries, a community of over 80 million (2011). Founded as the Ecumenical Methodist Conference in London in 1881 (present name since 1951), it meets every five years for discussion and consultation (2011 Durban, South Africa). It has standing committees for ecumenical relationships (membership in the WCC; since 1967 doctrinal conversations with other churches and church families), education, theologic…

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Marquardt, Manfred, “World Methodist Council”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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