Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Migrant advocates deliver letter to U.S. president

As leaders in the faith community, we the undersigned, write to express our opposition to the current immoral and unjust ICE raids, as ordered by your administration and carried out by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña.

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Letter from Sharon Watkins, Rick Spleth on Indiana’s LGBT legislation

Many of you have been watching as the Indiana legislature once again took up the questions raised by last spring’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. You may recall that Governor Mike Pence signed a law that within a week was “fixed” due to the negative reaction from people of faith, businesses, convention planners and the general citizenry of the state. The revision made clear that it could not be used for purposes of discrimination.

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Disciple, United Church of Christ leaders speak up for Muslim sisters, brothers

A joint statement of the leadership of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ December 9, 2015 As people of faith, we are called to “love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength.” Jesus charges us […]

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'Give me your tired, your poor…'

It hits hard that one of the first Syrian families turned away in the new wave of fear following the Paris attacks was a family coming to Indiana. They were part of the long-standing processes shepherded by Church World Service (CWS) in partnership with federal government screenings. Many Christian denominations, including my own, have partnered […]

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Posted on November 20, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Guest Blog: Disciples speak up for shared Eucharist at Catholic conference

by Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh, president, Council on Christian Unity Note: Robert Welsh, president of the Council on Christian Unity, represented the Disciples of Christ at the 14th General Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome on October 4-24, 2015. He was one of only 14 ecumenical representatives (identified as “fraternal delegates”) […]

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Posted on November 10, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, General Ministries
Moral Monday Movement leader receives Roosevelt ‘Four Freedoms’ award

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Roosevelt Foundation presented awards to five laureates including the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, pastor of Green Leaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC and leader of the Moral Monday Movement. Other honorees included Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with the Freedom Medal. The foundation annually honors those who […]

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Posted on September 29, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, People
Pennsylvania congregation works to feed 10,000

People participating in the Sayre Christian Church’s Fall Festival to Impact Hunger, Saturday, Sept. 19, were not only there to have fun, but also to help children in third-world countries and in the Valley dealing with hunger. Pastor Kevin Arensman said church members were looking at ways they could help people, both locally and beyond, […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical