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Filipino bishops worship with their colleagues during the United Methodist Council of Bishops November meeting on St. Simons Island, Ga. The Filipino bishops urged United Methodists in the Philippines to continue in holy conversation and prayer leading up to the 2019 General Conference. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Filipino bishops call for unity

In a pastoral letter, the bishops urged United Methodists in the Philippines to continue in holy conversation and prayer leading up to the 2019 General Conference.
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In a file photo from December 2016, Norma Dollaga, on left with microphone, speaks during an ecumenical action of Kadamay: Stop the Killings, a community organization that advocates for the poor in urban communities, in Quezon City, Philippines. The placards in Filipino say, "Dismantle illegal drugs, Save the victims!" Photo courtesy of Norma Dollaga.

Filipino deaconess: ‘Resistance is a gift’

Norma Dollaga fights extrajudicial killings and raises money for school for indigenous people in the Philippines.
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Rise Up for Life and for Rights and the National Union of People’s Lawyers-National Capital Region joined forces during a press conference to condemn drug-related extrajudicial killings and violations. Emily Soriano holds a photo of her son, who was killed in 2016. To her left are Norma P. Dollaga, a United Methodist deacon, and Ephraim Cortez, an attorney who is a United Methodist. Photo courtesy of Rise Up for Rights and For Life.

Filipino United Methodists condemn killings

United Methodists are leaders in an alliance opposing drug-related extrajudicial killings in which more than 7,000 Filipinos have died.
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Bishop Juan re-elected, assigned to Davao area

With the election of Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan, all three incumbent United Methodist bishops in the Philippines have been re-elected by the Philippines Central Conference.

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