Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Christian leaders speak on Iran agreement

Letter from the General Minister and President to President Obama on behalf of the General Assembly in response to GA-1540 Support for Agreement with Iran ________ Christian leaders from National Council of Churches distribute letter to Congress Date: August 25, 2015 Contact: Kate Gould, Friends Committee on National Legislation: Kate@fcnl.org Steven D. Martin, National Council […]

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Reconciliation Ministry offers reflection on church burnings

Disciples Continue a Witness of Hope – “…And the Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail . . .” July 1, 2015 Dear Disciples, Since the tragic murder of nine parishioners during a Wednesday night Bible study at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, several historically African American churches have been incinerated by […]

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Posted on July 1, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Coastal Plains Disciples organize ecumenical response to Charleston shootings

It started with a phone call. Rev. Herschel Moore, retired associate minister of Bethany Christian Church in Houston called Rev. Marilyn Fiddmont and her husband, Norman, on June 18, heartbroken over the news of the shootings at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC.  Moore wanted to reach out share in our pain, anger or whatever we […]

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Posted on June 30, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General, People, Regions
Disciples, Catholics continue dialogue

Press Release provided by Council on Christian Unity President Robert Welsh CATHOLICS AND DISCIPLES OF CHRIST COMMISSION FOR DIALOGUE Bethany, WV,  19-24 June 2015 The Third Session of the Fifth Phase of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Commission for Dialogue took place in Bethany, West Virginia, from the 19th to 24th of June 2015. […]

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Posted on June 29, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
NC, SC regions call to prayer re: Charleston shootings

JOINT PASTORAL LETTER June 19, 2015 Dear Church: As you are aware, late Wednesday evening a young man shot and killed nine members of Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  Among those killed was the congregation’s senior pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.  Others killed were congregation pastor, the Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a relative of […]

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Posted on June 19, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions
Disciples leaders send condolences to South Carolina church

June 18, 2015 Bishop Richard Franklin Norris The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church 110 Pisgah Church Road Columbia, SC 29203 “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.” – Matthew 2:18 As we woke […]

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Disciples lead, witness at Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015

By April Johnson, minister of reconciliation “The United States is a mere five percent of the world population yet it hosts 25 percent of the world’s prison population.” On more than one occasion this statistic was invoked to frame the content of the captivating plenary sessions, workshops and fellowship opportunities at this year’s annual Ecumenical […]

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Posted on May 1, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries