Religion: 250th Birthday

In Philadelphia's steaming Convention Hall and nearby Franklin Field, 5.000 Methodist delegates from all over the world celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of their founder, John Wesley.

One aim of the convocation was to recall the life and example of Wesley himself, who preached his way over some 225,000 miles in 50 years to bring religion back to the people he thought the Church of England had forgotten. Much of John Wesley's journeying was uphill. Gangs of bullies dogged his steps. A heckler's stone gashed a scar upon his brow. But afoot...

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