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Churches offer lodging for youth marchers
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As thousands of people streamed into the nation’s capital for the March for Our Lives, several United Methodist churches in and around Washington opened their doors to offer youth groups and their leaders a place to eat and sleep as they prepared for the rally.

BMCR looks to the future
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Black Methodists for Church Renewal recently gathered in a mood of gratitude, but also of anticipation. "We give thanks for the past 50 years … but God is declaring there is a next level in our future," said the Rev. Antoine "Tony" Love, the group’s vice chairman, to more than 225 of the...

Marchers call for new gun laws
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By Erik Alsgaard Hundreds of thousands of people around the world marched in solidarity with a group of high school students who are saying “enough is enough” when it comes to gun violence, especially in schools. United Methodists joined in the March for Our Lives here and in many of...

Rev. James W. Diggs
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The Rev. James W. Diggs, 84, a retired Associate Member, died March 6, 2018, at Medstar St. Mary’s Hospice in Callaway. A funeral service was held March 19, at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington Park. James Diggs was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Washington D.C, the son of the late...