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Bishop Holston’s statement on racist message at USC

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: The posting of a racist message Tuesday at the University of South Carolina shows we have a long way to go to fulfill God’s mandate to love our neighbors. The use of hate speech and racial slurs has gained renewed acceptance in today’s world, and the ubiquity of …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Trump’s immigrant remarks

A statement from Bishop L. Jonathan Holston: Before an earthquake shook the lives of more than 3 million people in Haiti in 2010, United Methodists were already on the ground of the impoverished Caribbean nation, working to improve living conditions for a population long beset by poverty. After the earthquake, United Methodist Volunteers In Mission …

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S.C. leads UMC in Praying Our Way Forward Dec. 24-30

The second phase of the “Praying Our Way Forward” initiative was launched New Year’s Day 2017, with 75 weeks of focused prayer for the United Methodist Church. Each annual conference is taking one week to lead intentional prayer for the mission of the United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Way Forward report

The Commission on a Way Forward this week presented the Council of Bishops with sketches of three models as possible directions for a way forward for the United Methodist Church. The commission is working on behalf of the Council of Bishops to discern a way to maintain the unity of our church in the midst …

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Bishops’ Dialogue: “Renewed minds” needed to combat racism

By Chip Lupo Catholic Miscellany It should be the duty of the Christian faith community to take the lead in combatting racism in our society. That was the call to action brought forth by theologian and author Drew G.I. Hart at the fall dialogue of The Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops on Oct. 15 at …

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Hulapalooza! Bishop Holston issues challenge to get moving, share videos

Get out your hula hoops, South Carolina United Methodists! Whether it’s hula-hooping or any other activity, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston is challenging you and your church to get moving, get it on video, and share it with the world! Watch Bishop Holston and his Cabinet hula-hooping! It’s Bishop Holston’s way of encouraging United Methodists around …

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United Methodist bishops call for a ‘Clean Dream Act’

WASHINGTON – United Methodist bishops are urging the United States Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act that would allow undocumented young people the opportunity to work, receive an education and serve in the U.S. military. In a statement released Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, the bishops said they are praying and urging action for the …

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By Faith, On Mission, Together: ‘Bishop’s Days’ scheduled

2017-18 Bishop’s Days with Church Leadership Teams The one constant in today’s world is constant change. In the midst of that change, God has called us to the eternal work of making disciples for the transformation of the world. “By Faith, On Mission, Together” is the focus of the 2017-18 Bishop’s Days with Church Leadership …

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Register now for Africa University golf outing

The South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church has a long-standing connection to Africa University through our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. The 2017 Bishop’s Africa University Golf Tournament – 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood – provides two ways to help raise money for Africa University student scholarships. You can …

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Bishop Holston: Keep a vigilant eye on Hurricane Irma

After a week of preparation, it appears that much of South Carolina could dodge most of the more direct effects of Hurricane Irma, a deadly Category 5 hurricane that has wrought destruction throughout the Caribbean Sea and is now bearing down on our neighbors in Florida. However, all of our state is not out of …

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