Daily Digest - February 11, 2020

"A case that has ushered both the UMC and interfaith communities into the #MeToo movement now further shines a light on the hypocrisy of our faith, our traditions, and our commitment to a better world." — An interfaith letter urging a sexual misconduct case be revisited.


Conference urged to reopen misconduct case
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (UM News) — United Methodist clergywomen and interfaith leaders have circulated letters urging the West Ohio Conference to reopen the complaint against the Rev. Donald "Bud" Heckman, who was accused of sexual misconduct and abuse. More than 800 people have signed. Heather Hahn reports.
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Clergyman accused of sexual misconduct, abuse

UMW project helps rural girls stay in school
CAMPHOR MISSION, Liberia (UM News) — United Methodist women in Liberia are aiming to keep rural girls in school during their menstrual cycle with the launch of a new program to make reusable sanitary pads locally. E Julu Swen has the story.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mission agency settles employment complaint

ATLANTA — The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries will pay $50,000 to settle a retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a former employee. "The agreement reached reflects a compromise so that we could avoid the continuing costs of litigation, and does not reflect any admission or finding of wrongdoing," the mission agency said in a statement.
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Minnesota Public Radio
3 congregations, 3 languages, 1 service

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three congregations — members of the English-speaking St. Paul's Mounds Park United Methodist Church, a Karen-speaking Baptist congregation and a Spanish-speaking Seventh-day Adventist congregation — share a building and an occasional multilingual worship service. Emily Bright reports.
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United Methodist Communications
Renewing marriage vows for Valentine's Day

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Celebrating Valentine's Day with a service to renew marriage vows is becoming an annual tradition at First United Methodist Church. The service is free and open to all couples whether they are members of the church or not, said the Rev. Howard Boles. Philip J. Brooks has the story.
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Filipino United Methodists defend Lumad sanctuary


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Daily Digest - September 21, 2020

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Daily Digest - September 18, 2020

Full communion with Episcopalians delayed; Empowering Liberian women amid COVID-19; Painful past leads to anti-racism initiative

Daily Digest - September 17, 2020

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