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Daily Digest - June 13, 2018

 

"We know the harm we are doing to children with this policy, which makes this deliberate separating of children from their parents for the intent of punishing the family particularly vile. This must stop now"Statement from United Methodist Women on separation of immigrant families.


 

NEWS AND FEATURES

 

Church leaders fight separation of immigrant families

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (UMNS) — United Methodists are joining their voices to those calling for the government to stop separating families at the border. Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges report.
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AU grad's study supported by U.S. teen

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — When Gracious Matika received her diploma from Africa University, it was an answered prayer for her and a triumph for an American teenager inspired to support education for African girls. Eveline Chikwanah has the story.
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616 Africa University students graduate

Ask The UMC
Why do United Methodist pastors change churches?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Methodist Church’s unique system of deploying clergy has its roots in the earliest days of Methodism. Learn more about itinerancy and appointments in the latest installment of Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications.
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Albanian churches help children with special needs

TIRANA, Albania (UMNS) — In an area with few resources for families of special needs children, churches with a heart for social work have assumed the role. Urs Schweizer reports.
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United Methodist Communications
Meet some amazing heroes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — United Methodist Communications invites people to share the stories of United Methodists doing extraordinary things. The stories of #amazingUMCheroes are being shared on the Facebook page of The United Methodist Church.
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COMMENTARIES



Bishop: 'God's got this!'

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Bishop Tracy S. Malone, who leads the East Ohio Conference, invites United Methodists to pray as they work on a way forward through the denomination’s impasse around homosexuality. “This is God’s Church and we are merely stewards of it!” she writes.
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