United Methodists among those greeting Pope in D.C.

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The faithful sing religious songs outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong as they protest a proposed extradition bill with China. One hymn in particular, “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord,” has become an unofficial anthem, says Ben Ho, a Methodist from Hong Kong. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Christian hymn unites Hong Kong protesters

Song has helped defuse tensions during massive demonstrations and has become movement’s anthem, says a Hong Kong Methodist.
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From left, the Rev. Glofie Baluntong, a United Methodist district superintendent, and the Revs. Wilfredo Yasay, Resty Herrera and Corazon Florece stand in front of the mission center at Dangay 3000 United Methodist Church in Roxas, Philippines. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Glofie Baluntong.

Police question United Methodists about sanctuary guests

A district superintendent and pastor in the Philippines said police intimidated and threatened them for offering sanctuary to human rights workers.

Daily Digest - June 25, 2019

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