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Liberia was founded - in its modern form – by freed American slaves under the auspices of the American Colonization Society in the early 19th century. The American colonists formed an elite group which provided the central pillar of continuity within Liberian society. Liberia was not involved in the 19th centre scramble for Africa, which makes the choosing a starting point for writing a post-colonial history somewhat more complex.
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In the closing decades of the eighteenth century, the convergence of various streams of transatlantic migration on Sierra Leone resulting in the intermixing of peoples with different life experiences of enslavement and freedom in Africa, the West Indies, Europe, and America. This abolitionist-inspired colony in West Africa provided a focal point for the development of Methodist Congregations among former slaves, as well as the location for missionary experimentation by Methodist from widely divergent backgrounds.
In a context of evangelical revival and growing abolitionist debate, Methodists contributed in a number of ways to the Sierra Leone Company's attempts to undermine the slave trade through policies of commerce, civilization and Christianity.
The Weslayen Methodist Church Mission started in 1792 after a request of converted settlers from Nova Scotia. The work was under the care of the British Methodists. The first Wesleyan missionary was Dr. George Warren arrived to Sierra Leone in 1811. It become autonomous in 1967. Work continued in Freetown and spread to the interior of the country. It has 50,000 members, 244 congregations and 14 schools. A members of the World Methodist Council.
Released On: 8/21/2018