The United Methodist Africa College of Bishops heard a call for the church to be a reconciler on the continent at its recent retreat. Bishop Arnold C. Temple, president of the All Africa Conference of Churches, brought the message during opening worship at the Sept. 4-7 bishops’ retreat. It was the first time a president of the Conference had addressed the college of bishops, said Bishop John Yambasu, college president and leader of The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone. He called for the church to work for reconciliation in Africa, and he encouraged the college of bishops to begin a process for bringing together the different branches of Methodism. Read story.