Shall the Three Become One?

There have been discussions and rumors about a potential merger with the Eastern Province and New England Province. In many ways, the cultures of these provinces are very different from the Western Province.


QUESTION: Can you help me understand why we would merge with such different provinces and what the benefits might be? (It would be helpful, at least to me, if you avoid responding that a merger consolidates assets, resources, personnel, etc. If this is the primary reason for merging, wouldn’t it make sense to reach out to other religious communities in our regions that are similar to us?)

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