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Be the change you want to see


From Jan. 18 through Jan 20 more than 4 million people visited Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. The churches of the Baltimore-Washington Conference offered radical hospitality as part of a Be the Change You Want to See initiative.

Bishop reflects on 'being the change'
The inauguration offered an opportunity for the church to shine. Bishop John Schol shares a few thoughts.

Be the Change: An overview story of the presidential inauguration

Churches provide radical hospitality for inauguration crowd
Bishops John Schol and Gregory Palmer celebrate a bright future at Foundry UMC

Are we ready for God's change, bishop asks
Bishop Thomas Bickerton offers a challenge as Mount Vernon Place rolls out a read carpet to the nation

2 churches, black and white, see inaugural hope
The New York Times looks at the inauguration through the lens of Capital Hill and Ebenzer UMCs

Bishop brings prayer and challenge to Washington
Bishop Felton E. May celebrates the first African-American president and shares his hopes at Asbury UMC

44 Steps Closer: A Nation's Journey
Complete coverage of the inauguration from the United Methodist News Service

Pastor brings new life to King's dream
The Rev. Louis Shockley reflects on his history in the civil rights movement and the future of a nation

Church explores intersection between faith and politics
Mike McCurry leads a workshop on faith in today's political landscape

A Turning Point Prayer
The Rev. Ianther Mills offers a prayer for George Bush and Barack Obama