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Category: From the GMP

GMP speaks a word about Florida school shooting

by Rev. Teresa Hord Owens Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. –  2 Corinthians 13:11 Once again, our nation is grieving senseless violence, senseless death: the killing of 17 students at a Florida high school, […]

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Posted on February 14, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP
Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, and Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church were signatories to the following statement of a group of clergy and religious leaders called The Circle of Protection. A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches […]

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Disciples leaders respond to withdrawal of TPS for Salvadorans

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens joined a press call about the decision from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans on Sept. 9, 2019. In addition, Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries for Disciples Home Missions, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor […]

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Posted on January 10, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries
GMP at Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Dec. 4, 2017 Statement by General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens at Washington DC press conference kicking off Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival “The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada stands in support of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival because we […]

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Hord Owens and Disciple pastors speak on withdrawal of status for Haitians

General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens joined a press conference Nov. 21, 2017 sponsored by America’s Voice  In addition, Dr. Philius Nicolas, pastor of the Disciples Evangelical Crusade Fishers of Men congregation, a predominately Haitian Disciple congregation in Brooklyn, NY, comments on the effect of the withdrawal on his congregants. Pastor Gabrielle Montillus of the […]

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Posted on November 21, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General, General Ministries
A word about Sutherland Springs, TX, shootings

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens 28 I go about in sunless gloom;     I stand up in the assembly and cry for help. 31 My lyre is turned to mourning,     and my pipe to the voice of those who weep. Job 30:28, 31(NRSV) How long will we allow high capacity guns to slaughter human beings? […]

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Leaders urge freedom to use economic measures

Oct. 18, 2017 Dear Members of Congress, We write as U.S. Christian churches and organizations committed to justice and peace in the Middle East. This commitment stems from our connections to the Biblical and historical places of our faith; our continuing partnership and engagement with churches and other religious institutions there; and our theological understanding […]

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Posted on October 20, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General, Overseas Ministries
Thoughts on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in the U.S.

To follow this issue, go to the Disciples Home Missions Refugee and Immigration Ministry page. From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens: “I mourn for the wound that is opened in the hearts of the more than three quarters of a million youth and young adults who, with their families, grieve because of the President’s […]

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