Daily Digest - March 13, 2017

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“I think we, as a group of Americans, whether we’re Native or not, should hold sacred lands high and holy.” — The Rev. Jimmy Oxendine, who traveled from North Carolina to march against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

United Methodists join protest against pipeline

WASHINGTON (UMNS) — United Methodists joined thousands of other protesters who marched to oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing construction on the Dakotas Access Pipeline to resume. Erik Alsgaard has the story. 
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Nurturing Native American leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — The Native American International Caucus’ youth leadership training program has an interesting name and an important mission. The Peg-Leg Flamingos’ annual meetings bring together Native American youth to develop leadership skills, build camaraderie, explore Native history and address prevalent issues facing their communities today. Julie Dwyer has the story.
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Church leader detained by ICE out on bail

DODGE CITY, Kan. (UMNS) — An evangelism leader at Casa de Oración United Methodist Church, detained for a month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has been released on $8,000 bond. Gustavo Vazquez reports.
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A Wesley hymn about accepting forgiveness

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — Charles Wesley’s “And Can It Be that I Should Gain?” teaches that Jesus’ death and resurrection are expressions of God’s amazing love for us. In the second part of a series about musical devotions for Lent, Joe Iovino writes that the hymn expresses much of the meaning of the season of Lent.
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Princeton cafe ministry reaching students, community

PRINCETON, N.J. (UMNS) — A cafe ministry that initially opened for Princeton University students as a night-owl operation has quickly become a welcoming place for not only undergraduates and graduates, but the community at large. The Feed Truck Café is a cooperative ministry. Denise Herschel has the story for the Greater New Jersey Conference. 
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Why does Lent last 40 days?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — Why does Lent last 40 days? Test your knowledge with this and other questions about the seasons of Lent and Easter. The quiz has a new question each weekday.
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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.

Thursday, March 23-Friday, March 24

Preaching Conference: "Preaching a Relevant Word: Politics, Policy and the People" — 11 a.m. EDT March 23 to noon March 24 at Candler School of Theology, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta. This preaching conference sponsored by Candler is designed to assist pastors and congregants in better understanding and addressing contemporary sociopolitical issues. The keynote speaker is the Rev. William Barber II, chair of the North Carolina NAACP and the Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation. The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Details

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