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LGBTQIA youths are especially susceptible to the risk of suicide. Since the UMC calls LGBTQIA people "persons of sacred worth," pastors and churches need to be aware of what can save young lives, writes the Rev. Leo Yates Jr. Read more

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Philosopher Hannah Arendt's study of suicides among Holocaust survivors offers guidances for the epidemic of suicides in our own disturbed times, writes Joshua Fiegelson. Read more

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Despair

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A United Methodist pastor gives a raw, honest assessment of life in the local church amidst the high-level conflicts in the global denomination. Read more

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Despair

Photo Courtesy of R.L. Bryant

The wealth of natural disasters and manmade crises of these past weeks and months can lead us to despair, but the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant counsels there are ways to resist. Read more

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  • Despair Or Hope Computer Keys Showing Hopeful or Hopeless

    Despair Or Hope Computer Keys Showing Hopeful or Hopeless

    Despair Or Hope Computer Keys Shows Hopeful or Hopeless

  • Despair Or Hope Directions On A Signpost

    Despair Or Hope Directions On A Metal Signpost