Daily Digest - June 16, 2017

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"There is a need for global leadership development of women in the region, so that women can begin to affect positive change in their local communities, as well as at the national and global level."  — Tatiana Dwyer, United Methodist Women.

UMW sets up third dialogue for peace

NEW YORK — United Methodist Women has organized a third round of the Women’s Peace Dialogue to be held in late June at the Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution. The event will bring together 25 women leaders from 15 Eastern European and Central Asian countries, reports Tatiana Dwyer.
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Taking the lead for peace 

Commentary: Reflections on interracial marriage

BALTIMORE — June 12, which marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, is not just another day for John Gauthier. It reminds him of the hard-fought struggle that preceded his interracial marriage. It also inspires a call to action.
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Everyday ways dads say 'I love you'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — Dads can struggle to find ways to express love. Some, like John Wesley’s father, wait for big moments to share what they feel. The Rev. Joe Iovino, a father himself, writes about the ways dads and moms show love.
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Drew exhibit features former U.S. ambassador 

MADISON, N.J. — Richard Walker, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea from 1981-86, served during a turbulent period that included the Soviet shoot-down of a Korean airliner, the murder of South Korean cabinet ministers, student uprisings and assassination threats to the ambassador. An exhibit on the Drew University alumnus runs through Aug. 11 in both the school’s library and the United Methodist Archives and History Center, Drew Today reports.
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Oklahoma City University president to retire

OKLAHOMA CITY — Robert Henry, president of United Methodist-related Oklahoma City University, will retire, effective June 30, 2018.
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New Texas Conference communicator appointed

HOUSTON — Shannon Martin has been appointed communication director for the Texas Conference, replacing Paula Arnold, who retired June 15. Martin was communications director for the conference from 1995-2000.
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Looking ahead

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.

Wednesday, June 21-Saturday, June 24

California-Nevada Annual Conference — The California-Nevada Annual Conference will meet at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, California. Details

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