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Aldersgate Day

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A plaque erected in Aldersgate Street, London, by the Drew Theological Seminary of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Madison, N. J., marks the probable site of John's Wesley's now famous moment of spiritual revelation. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Young adults whose parents shared the importance of their faith are far more likely to continue in church. Members of the Bonn family pray during a 2014 service at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, Tenn., to lift up those facing the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Rev. Zenro Hirota (second row from the top, third from the left) poses with other attendees of the 10th Annual Session of the Pacific Japanese Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church held in Seattle, Wash., in 1909. Hirota is listed as “pastor at San Francisco” on the original legend. Image courtesy of Archives and History of the California-Pacific Conference; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

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Women look at a memorial for victims near the scene of a shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York. After what officials quickly identified as a racist attack, United Methodists are responding with prayers, counseling and condemnations of hate. Photo by Brendan McDermid, Reuters.

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The Rev. James Lawson takes part in a panel discussion during the launch of a research institute named in his honor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Lawson, pastor emeritus of Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, was expelled from Vanderbilt in 1960 for his involvement in civil rights protests. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

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Education

Theocracy Tasweranadzo, 10, raises his hand in class at Munyarari Primary School in Mutare, Zimbabwe. A former student at The United Methodist Church’s mission school has created a scholarship program for the three best students in each class. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Mission school alumnus gives students a boost

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