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30 ways churches can fight opioid addiction

August 2, 2019 This list is not complete. We invite you to share other ways United Methodists can join in the fight against opioid addiction. Holston Conference churches and groups are eligible to apply for grants to support new or existing ...

Community outcry: United Methodists respond after ICE raid

  ALCOA, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) -- United Methodists joined a community outcry in response to arrests of workers at a Grainger County slaughterhouse after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid there last week. Members of Holston ...

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Hope for Justice event explains human trafficking crisis

By Corrina Sisk-Casson KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 7, 2018) -- Most Americans assume that slavery ended in the United States in 1865. Yet, it continues today. It is even in Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia. But others like Nellie Bragg, an active member...