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Daily Digest - October 21, 2019

Border immersion becomes justice journey; South African churches stand against xenophobia; Black bishops demand voice in church’s future
Theology and Education
Seawall cross and moon at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Ask The UMC: What is The United Methodist Church's view of Halloween?

Find out how cultural celebrations for Halloween have evolved alongside church celebrations for All Saints Day.
Social Concerns
United Methodist women in the South Africa Conference pray outside a United Methodist church in Durban. The prayer circle was part of a church-wide day of prayer to end xenophobia in the country. Photo by Nandipha Mkwalo, UM News.

South African churches take stand against xenophobia

Hundreds of United Methodist congregations united for a day of prayer in the wake of attacks on foreign nationals.