Disciples News Service

Archive: November 2010

Arizona Region opposes Arizona immigration law; seeks repeal

Declaring that Arizona’s controversial new immigration law would separate families without judicial proceedings, the Christian Church in Arizona passed a resolution calling for the law’s repeal. The Arizona Region of the Christian Church voted to oppose Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, which requires police to determine the immigration status of a person they have detained and […]

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Filed under: Regions
North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Youth Leadership Retreat set for Dec. 27

The North American Pacific/Asian Disciples (NAPAD) Youth Winter Leadership Retreat will take place Dec. 27-30 at the picturesque Mission Spring Christian Camps and Conference Center in Scotts Valley, Calif. The keynote speaker will be Sandhya Rani Jha, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oakland, Calif. Jha recently published Room at the Table: […]

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Filed under: Young Adult, Youth
New Florida church plant serves second generation Hispanics

A new Disciples church plant in Orlando, Fla., has found its niche – the second- and third-generation Hispanic community. Sammy Robles, who graduated from Christian Theological Seminary, wanted to begin a new congregation to serve Hispanics who were bilingual or didn’t speak Spanish at all and who wanted to create a witness where they could […]

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Filed under: Congregations, People
World AIDS Day to put attention on millions infected with HIV

Health organizations, charities, and Christian denominations around the globe will observe World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. An estimated 31.3 million adults and 2.1 million children were living with HIV in 2009. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system and can cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). On Nov. 16, Christian Theological Seminary […]

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Filed under: Resources
2011 Stone Campbell Journal Conference slated for Cincinnati Christian University on April 8-9

Stone Campbell Journal will again partner with Cincinnati Bible Seminary and Cincinnati Christian University to offer the 10th Annual SCJ Conference. The theme: "Extraordinary: The Body, Demons, and Miracles." Luke Timothy Johnson (Emory University) will present "The Body and Resurrections in Corinthians: The Ontological Body and the Social Body." Loren Stuckenbruck (Princeton Theological Seminary) will […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Higher Education
DisciplesNet Church launches as online alternative for people who can

The past two weeks have been eventful for one of our newest Disciples of Christ congregations, DisciplesNet Church, a church “along the internet highway for people who can’t get to church in traditional ways.” The church also works in partnership with brick-and-mortar churches to supplement faith experiences, offer free resources, and direct people who can […]

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Posted on November 23, 2010
Filed under: Congregations
Christian Board of Publication president and publisher to complete his tenure in 2011

Cyrus N. "Russ" White, president and publisher of the Christian Board of Publication/Chalice Press/Lucas Park Books, will complete his tenure with the publishing house effective July 15, 2011, the CBP board of directors has announced. Among other ventures, White will become chair of the board and chief executive officer of GraceNet Inc., a non-profit corporation […]

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Posted on November 11, 2010
Filed under: People