Daily Digest - November 14, 2018

“This urgent and critical moment is an opportunity for God’s transformative redemption.” — Atlanta statement issued by Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula.


NEWS AND FEATURES

Finding new urgency in quest for peace in Korea
ATLANTA (UMNS) — Despite optimism over recent diplomatic contacts with North Korea, a Methodist-led gathering of religious leaders expressed a growing sense of urgency to end the 70-year division on the Korean Peninsula. Linda Bloom and Thomas Kim report and Mike DuBose has the photos.
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Carter commends peace efforts for Korea 

Bishops urge trust in GC2019 delegates
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (UMNS) — Finding a way forward in the church debate over homosexuality is now up to General Conference. But bishops still have a role as presiders at the lawmaking assembly. Heather Hahn reports on how bishops plan to do that work.
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Zimbabwe church launches eco-congregation
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe recently embarked on an eco-congregational awareness campaign designed to help churches link environmental issues and Christian faith. Kudzai Chingwe has the story.
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PRESS RELEASES

United Methodist Men
Ministry rushes devotional books to Thousand Oaks

NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The Strength for Service ministry rushed three cases of its devotional books to first responders in Thousand Oaks, California, following the killing of 12 people at the Borderline Bar and Grill. One case went to the chaplain at the Simi Valley Police Department, whose officers responded to the mass shooting. Strength of Service is affiliated with United Methodist Men.
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COMMENTARIES

Thoughts upon GC2019 via Methodist history
OKLAHOMA CITY (UMNS) — The history of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations offers insights on what the future might hold, writes the Rev. Elaine A. Robinson. But no matter what happens at General Conference 2019, the church will continue, she says.
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