Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Grateful response from German partners

Note: Our Global Ministries staff for the Middle East and Europe, Dr. Peter Makari, sent word to German partners of our support after the truck attack at the Christmas market in Berlin. This is their response. From: Dressler, Birgit Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:30 AM To: Peter Makari Subject: AW: Thoughts, prayers, and solidarity […]

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Posted on December 22, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries
Statement of condolence for Istanbul, Cairo

Dec. 12, 2016   Download PDF It was with horror and sadness that we witnessed bomb attacks in Cairo and Istanbul this weekend.  We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of those killed, and we fervently pray for the health and healing of the injured.  We offer our support and solidarity for […]

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Kentucky congregation shares resources

From the Owensboro (KY) Messenger-Inquirer Nov. 15, 2016 edition By Steve Vied $50 K will be given annually through application, selection process On Sunday, three years and eight months after First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 700 J.R. Miller Blvd. lost its building to fire, members will return to a beautiful, cross-shaped church, built […]

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Posted on November 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General
A statement of gratitude to Native Americans and First Peoples

from the Justice Table In Utah, a coalition of five tribes have a proposal on the table to assist the Department of the Interior with the management of Bears Ears Wildlife Refuge, a proposed project awaiting federal approval. And in the far north, the Gwich’in people are advocating for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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Kentucky congregation involved in building bridges

Racism rears its ugly head everywhere, but in along the Ohio river, two congregations and their pastors are doing their part to build some community understanding. When the Ashland (KY) NAACP chapter approached city leaders to work on the issue of racism in the town of about 21,000, New Hope Missionary Baptist’s Rev. Stanley McDonald […]

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Posted on November 1, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, Regions
Regional minister offers thoughts on Moral Revival

by Rev. Richard L. Spleth, regional minister of the Christian Church in Indiana Originally in The Indianapolis Star Oct. 9, 2016 On Monday, Oct. 3, Rev. Dr. William Barber II of North Carolina came to Indianapolis to attempt to help our state repair the breach in our society.  Accompanied by Rev. James Forbes, Rev. Traci […]

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Posted on October 25, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
North American Ecumenists explore wider implications of ‘Commemoration’

submitted by Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh The North American Academy of Ecumenists (NAAE) held its annual conference at the Candler School of Theology in Atlanta (Rev. Dr. Jan Love, Dean) in late September, meeting under the theme “‘Commemorating’ the Reformation: Churches Looking Together Toward 2017 – and Beyond.” Through presentations and conversations, about forty members […]

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Posted on October 24, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, People
Oldest congregation entering new season

Change welcomed in historic congregation The 206th anniversary – yes, 206th! – of Park Avenue Christian Church (The Park) in New York City will be just a week after their first regularly called woman pastor begins her work there. Rev. Kaji Douša begins her ministry with the jointly affiliated congregation Sunday, Oct. 2.  She is […]

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Posted on September 19, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People