Daily Digest: August 23, 2013

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"Dr. King's legacy of active nonviolence as a path to social change is needed as much now as ever. ..." The Rev. Kristin Stoneking, a United Methodist pastor scheduled to speak at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Joining 50th celebrations of March on Washington

WASHINGTON (UMNS) - United Methodists will be speaking, teaching, marching and more as they join in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington. Two major anniversary rallies are planned in Washington, one for Saturday, Aug. 24, and the other for Wednesday, Aug. 28.
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UMTV: Bishop fought slavery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMTV) - Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech, discover a 19th-century bishop who tried to end slavery and allow interracial marriage.
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Reflections on the March on Washington

WASHINGTON (UMNS) - While progress been made since the 1963 March on Washington, much still ails the world, creating "the need to renew our commitment to King's dream and heed a call to action," writes the Rev. C. Anthony Hunt of the United Methodist Baltimore-Washington Annual (regional) Conference.
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An opportunity to remember and act

WASHINGTON (UMNS) - For Bishop Marcus Matthews, the Rev. Martin Luther Jr.'s greatest legacy was that he never lost focus on the main thing in life keeping Jesus Christ at the center of all he did.
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What every college freshman should know

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Administrators and students from United Methodist-related colleges and universities are offering advice for those hitting campus for the first time.
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Life goes on for college parents

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (UMNS) - Pam Thompson has had a lot of practice waving goodbye and holding back tears when summer's end means she must send her children down the road to college.
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UMCOR responds to Philippines flooding

CAVITE, Philippines (UMNS) - Since Aug. 19, torrential rains have flooded the 10 provinces of the Philippines, forcing more than a million people to evacuate. Staff and volunteers for the United Methodist Committee on Relief managed a rapid assessment in the Cavite area, just outside of Manila. Accessibility by road has proved challenging to respond to the overwhelming number of requests.
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Discipleship directors meet in Denver

DENVER (UMNS) - The board of directors of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship joined Denver-area church leaders in mission work and conversations about the agency's service to local congregations during an Aug. 1-3 meeting.
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