Disciples News Service

Category: Office of the General Minister and President

Administrative Committee meets in Indy

Oct. 28-29, 2016 Mission First! The Mission First! pilot continues to move along according to plan. By Nov. 12, more than 80 face-to-face Mission Gatherings will have taken place. Data from more than 2,100 surveys is being prepared for the work of the Mission Council Dec. 2-4 in Dallas, TX. Reports Progress reports from task […]

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Nomination process open for general board, moderators

Nominations due Nov. 1, 2016 The General Nominating Committee will be meeting in December to nominate a moderator team and the next GNC class of the general board. Each biennium, the GNC seeks nominations from across the life of the church for qualified persons to serve in this capacity. The moderator team serves a two-year […]

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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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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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A call for Disciples in this time of violence

July 8, 2016 Dear Church, The nation is reeling from the shock of the violent loss of lives over the last three days, which has resulted in confusion and a sense of hopelessness. Our grief for the families of the victims, for many of us, is unbearable. “Thus says the Lord, ‘A voice is heard […]

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Summary report available from Administrative Committee meeting

The Administrative Committee of the General Board met in Indianapolis in April. A summary report of the work of the committee is available in PDF form  (Covenant Journal April 2016) for download or reading online. One of the General Board reports received was the Recommendations of the Task Force on Eliminating Racist Language from Governing […]

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A letter to the Church re: violence

from members* of the College of Regional Ministers and the Cabinet of General Ministries June 2016 In times of trouble, people of faith call upon God in prayer (Psalm 61:1-2) In these days, we pray for the families and friends of the 49 women and men killed and 53 wounded  – mostly LGBTQ Latinos and […]

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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