Disciples News Service

Archive: June 2010

Quadrennial has put me in a reflective mood – not for the first time

I’ll never forget another Quadrennial Assembly – 1986, I think – where the speaker asked us to simply stand up if we had ever known a woman who had been physically abused. The eerie whisper of rustling skirts and shifting chairs still haunts me – the sound of nearly every one of those thousands of women quietly rising to her feet.

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Posted on June 29, 2010
Filed under: Uncategorized
Disciples claim new vision for Christian Unity in 21st century

ST. LOUIS, June 30 – A clarion call for a renewed commitment to Christian unity went out from St. Louis two weeks ago, charging the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to remember its distinctive identity as herald of unity and reconciliation, and urging the church to claim a more holistic, radical and dynamic understanding of […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
Disciples Home Missions Awards Black Leadership Project Grants

The Disciples Home Missions Black Leadership Projects Committee has awarded $27,999 in Black Leadership Project Grants. The eleven grant awards will fund proposals that will develop, nurture and strengthen church leadership for African American congregations. Black Leadership Project Grants can be requested by a congregation, region, or staff of a general ministry. For more information […]

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Conference On Offender Reentry Set For September

Registration is continuing this summer for a conference that will explore Christian involvement in helping ex-offenders re-establish their lives. The conference, entitled "Opening Gates, Opening Hearts: Christian Responses to Offender Reentry," is sponsored by the Missouri School of Religion. It will take place on Sept. 11 at Christian Fellowship Church in Columbia, Mo. Registration costs […]

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Posted on June 17, 2010
Filed under: Congregations, Higher Education, Resources
Pre-eminent Disciples Scholar Don Browning Dies

Don S. Browning, the Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Ethics and the Social Sciences in the Divinity School, former Dean of the Disciples Divinity House of the University of Chicago, and a pivotal figure in the field of practical theology, died June 3 at his home in Chicago. He was 76. Don Browning studied the […]

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Posted on June 16, 2010
Filed under: Obituaries
Church Leaders Will Help Celebrate Merger of Reformed Churches

Disciples will convey their ongoing ecumenical commitment to a new religious organization – the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) this week at a meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich. The new organization represents the merger of two families of churches once divided from each other. Several Disciples will gather in Grand Rapids, starting on June […]

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New Church Plans A Partnership

It takes a willing spirit and commitment to make a partnership work. As pastor of Kansas City’s Alta Vista Christian Church, one of the oldest Hispanic Disciples congregations in the United States, and as the pastor of a new Disciples church, Edith Mendoza demonstrates both qualities. "God put in my heart the need of the […]

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Filed under: Congregations, People