Bishops visit Cherokee as part of repentance

November 15, 2013

CHEROKEE, N.C. (UMNS) — This year marks the 175th anniversary of the start of the Trail of Tears, the forced removal of the Cherokee people and other tribes from their homelands in the Southeast to what is today Oklahoma. The United Methodist Council of Bishops visited Cherokee for church leaders to have an “immersion experience” during this week’s annual meeting of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, said Charlotte Area Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster.
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