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Daily Digest - November 3, 2017

 

“Caring for them is the best way to keep them connected to God and the church they invested their entire active lives serving.”— The Rev. Anna Kpaan, director of Aging Ministry of The United Methodist Church in Liberia

NEWS AND FEATURES
 

Liberian seniors get medical help and honor

MONROVIA, Liberia (UMNS) — The Liberia Conference provided a free health clinic for hundreds of senior citizens this year on Senior Citizens Sunday. Julu Swen has the story. 
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Baltimore-Washington Conference
Wesley Seminary hosts political theology conference

WASHINGTON — The need for a deeply divided country and church to communicate across that divide was the stimulus for a political theology conference held at Wesley Theological Seminary. The nine presenters and three respondents, along with more than 100 participants, tried to answer the question, “What would John Wesley do in our political climate?” Erik Alsgaard reports. 
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World Council of Churches 
WCC holds ‘historic’ Christian-Confucian dialogue

SEOUL, South Korea (WCC) — One of the organizers of the first formal World Council of Churches’ dialogue between Christians and Confucians called it a “bridge-building effort,” particularly for WCC member churches in east and northeast Asia, where Confucianism is the main cultural and religious partner. The dialogue took place Oct. 27-31.
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COMMENTARIES
 

Dreaming of unity

MONUMENT, Colo. (UMNS) — The Rev. Bob Kaylor, pastor of Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church, believes that unity among Christians — including in The United Methodist Church — doesn't depend on denominational structure but on "humility, confession, repentance and surrender." Kaylor’s commentary is part of “Many Voices, One Faith,” a forum for sharing theological perspectives on topics of interest in the church. 
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United Methodist Forum: Many Voices, One Faith

A reflection on the opioid crisis

NEW YORK — The opioid epidemic corresponds with a devaluation of historic pillars of American culture like churches and civic involvements, writes the Rev. Stephen Bauman. The senior minister at Christ United Methodist Church writes of the need for those things that share an affinity for communal values and support the common good.
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EVENTS

Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have a United Methodist event to share, you can add it to the calendar with this submission form.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Storytelling for preachers
 

Sunday, Nov. 12 


Mourning’s Dawn: Healing and Living with Grief 

 

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