Daily Digest - August 14, 2018

“It is my belief that the way to respond to negativity is not by silencing it; rather, the outpouring of love should be so strong as to overwhelm it.”Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, who conceived of the United to Love rally.


NEWS AND FEATURES

Baltimore-Washington Conference
Counter-protest by United Methodists draws 1,500
WASHINGTON — When Bishop LaTrelle Easterling of the Baltimore-Washington Conference heard there might be a white supremacy rally in her episcopal area, she issued a call to prayer and action. The resulting United to Love Rally brought close to 1,500 people to the National Mall for four hours of worship and witness. Melissa Lauber reports.
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United Methodist Communications
A lesson from Mr. Rogers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — When we look for what’s best in others, “We’re doing what God does.” The Rev. Joe Iovino writes about the special way Fred Rogers modeled love and acceptance of others on his PBS show “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.”
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PRESS RELEASES

Wesley Theological Seminary
Faculty head to Oxford Institute
WASHINGTON — United Methodist Wesley Theological Seminary announced that a record number of its faculty have been invited to present academic papers at the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies at Pembroke College, Oxford University. The institute began Aug. 12 and continues to Aug. 19.
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COMMENTARIES

Commentary: Church turns to crowdfunding
GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (UMNS) — When an ambitious building project threatened to weigh down Foothills United Methodist Church — a successful merger of three inner city congregations — the congregation searched for new ways to continue its mission. The result is a story of resurrection, writes the Rev. Terrence O’Neill, a retired pastor who became involved.
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