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United Methodists believe that children have a right to education, and parents and governments have an obligation to provide them with the access to an adequate education.

There are many ways church members can become more informed, more involved, and also advocate for schools and families. Below you will find practical ideas and tips, as well as worship resources to help you in this important ministry.

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