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Linda Bloom, reporter for the United Methodist News Service, passes the microphone after asking a question at the Episcopal Laity and Young People's press conference. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry

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A stained-glass window in the United States depicts St. Patrick with his staff and holding a church. Wikipedia Creative Commons.

What St. Patrick can teach United Methodists

The patron saint of Ireland left a legacy of evangelism that Christians today can emulate. He also knew something about piracy. Read More