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Cynthia B. Astle

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    An Insight-ful Birthday Reflection

    The kindness of friends and a mission from God sparked the creation of United Methodist Insight, recalls its founder, Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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    Daughter of the Confederacy

    Discovering an ancestor's Civil War military service renews her struggle dealing with her white Southern family's history of racism, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more


Notable Quotes   

   Retired Bishop William Willimon“Part of being in a church is to be with people that you don’t agree with and many of whom you don’t like. As a bishop, I should be the person saying, ‘I’m going to make it as hard as I can for [this division to occur].’”

– Retired Bishop Will Willimon, quoted in the Duke Chronicle, the student newspaper of UMC-related Duke University.