Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

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
Disciples of Christ Historical Society celebrates anew

On Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, members of the Stone-Campbell / Restoration Movement gathered in Bethany, WV, to dedicate a modern archival facility and offices for the Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS). “This has been a long time coming,” said Archie Jenkins, chair of the board of trustees. “The new archive building is the product […]

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Disciples of Christ Historical Society dedicates building

Photos and story courtesy of Rebecca Rose, Bethany College director of communications BETHANY, W.Va. – The Disciples of Christ Historical Society hosted a building dedication and blessing to celebrate its new home at Bethany College on Saturday, Sept. 10. The new location is adjacent to the grounds of the Campbell Mansion and Renner Visitor Center […]

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Posted on September 13, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Circle of Protection asks political candidates about poverty issues

You are invited to help bring attention to poverty and hunger issues in the U.S. political campaign; action suggested before Sept. 14 Circle of Protection, an ecumenical organization working to eradicate poverty, is mounting a campaign to bring poverty and hunger issues to the attention of the U.S. presidential candidates. Nearly 500,000 Americans, motivated by […]

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Posted on September 8, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General
Open letter to the church in North America

An Open Letter from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Regional Leadership to the Church in the United States and Canada Download the letter Dear Sisters and Brothers, In this contentious campaign season, we write as leaders who have witnessed firsthand the prophecy of our Lord that “five in one household will be divided, three […]

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Posted on September 2, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
New Mexico ‘peace village’ camp focuses children on civility

By Rev. Matt Every During the last week of July, Peace Village Ruidoso, a camp designed to encourage children and youth to walk paths of non-violence, descends on the High Mesa Healing Center in Alto, NM. Peace Village Ruidoso, an affiliate of Peace Village, Inc., has been a ministry of First Christian Church Ruidoso since […]

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Posted on August 26, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, Youth
Joint statement re: nonviolent support of human rights

On Monday, Aug. 22, the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy released a statement calling for restoration of the freedom of faith groups to invest where they choose. Recently state legislatures and the United States congress have begun passing a series of legislative actions that discourage, penalize or criminalize the use of economic tools of nonviolent […]

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Delegation speaks about Korean peninsula

When North Korea tests another warhead, our sisters and brothers in South Korea shudder. Though it has been 63 years since the armistice was signed, the Korean Peninsula remains starkly divided. Families separated for seven decades rarely have opportunities to communicate and sanctions prevent even medicine from being sent to the north. Disciples have spoken […]

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Posted on July 28, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Overseas Ministries