Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Faith leaders request presidential candidate meeting

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2016 – Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection have asked for meetings with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton to discuss the presumptive presidential nominees’ “plans for offering help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.” The Circle of Protection represents […]

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Report on Roman Catholic dialogue event June 2016

CATHOLICS AND DISCIPLES OF CHRIST COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE Calgary, AB, Canada June 17-22, 2016 The Fourth Session of the Fifth Phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue took place in Calgary, AB, Canada, from June 17-22, 2016. The general theme for the present phase of dialogue is “Christians Formed and Transformed […]

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Posted on July 1, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Statement from A.M.E. Bishops on Charleston anniversary

The Council of Bishops African Methodist Episcopal Church Press Release June 16, 2016 Statement in Commemoration of Mother Emanuel AME Church Shooting June 17, 2015 is a day in which the nation and the world was shocked and traumatized as nine parishioners, including the pastor of Mother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, South Carolina were killed, […]

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Posted on June 17, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical
National Council of Churches addresses sentencing reform

Contact Rev. Steven D. Martin at:  steven.martin@nationalcouncilofchurches.us or 202-412-4323. WASHINGTON, DC: Faith leaders from across the country converged today on the grounds of the US Capitol to pray for victims and families of the Orlando shooting and to pray that another issue critical to our safety and security — reform of systems that imprison 2.3 […]

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Posted on June 15, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Honoring the Divine and each other

by Whitney Waller-Cole Creekwood Christian Church in Flower Mound, TX, is a congregation that seeks to live boldly as Christ calls us to love God and love neighbor. Interfaith partnership and friendship has been a huge part of our work and witness to love our neighbors and God well. We have held prayer services with different […]

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Posted on May 30, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Family & Children, General
Midway Christian Church ‘Cool Congregation’ runner up

by Rev. Heather McColl Midway Christian Church (DOC) is located in the small historic community of Midway, Kentucky in the beautiful Bluegrass area of Central Kentucky.  The town is home to Midway University, a Disciples of Christ affiliated school.  The congregation was pleased to learn of being selected as a Cool Challenge Congregation Runner Up […]

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Posted on May 25, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General
US faith leaders call for just peace in Columbia

May 23, 2016 Dear President Obama and Members of the U.S. Congress: We write to you as leaders of religious communities and faith-based organizations who share a common hope — a just peace for all Colombian people. We are greatly encouraged by the advances in negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. Although […]

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Disciples Volunteering partnering across continent

Disciples Volunteering’s disaster response ministries and related host Mission Stations continue to evolve as a core collaborative ministry. In Taylor, TX, DV has partnered with the United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries and local leadership to support the recovery from flooding that occurred in May 2015; that response is expected to end in June. Meanwhile, […]

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Posted on May 6, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Regions