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Bullying

Standing up to the kind of hostile actions that marred a United Methodist Youth event in North Carolina requires us to exercise the very best of our Christian virtues, symbolized by a humble safety pin, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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Desiree

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Three middle-schoolers' defense of a bullied classmate inspires the Rev. Dan R. Dick with a vision for United Methodist congregations. Read more

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Insecurity

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Youth worker Yoshiro Nakajima wonders if the standard "heroic" responses that grown-ups counsel youth should take to bullying actually ignore the role that teens' "social currency" plays. Read more

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Rev. Erik Alsgaard

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A friend's suicide prompted the Rev. Erik Alsgaard to become the community leader that he and others were waiting for. Read more

In the Church

Rev. Rebecca Clark, known as Pastor Becca, looks at the phenomenon of bullying and why she thinks the UMC resolution on the issue doesn't go far enough. Read more

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