Disciples News Service

Category: Office of the General Minister and President

RFRA follow-up letter sent to Indiana governor

April 24, 2015 The Honorable Michael R. Pence Governor of the State of Indiana 200 W. Washington Street, Room 206 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Governor Pence: We have seen the huge new banner in the Indianapolis airport proclaiming “Indy Welcomes All.” We read in the Indianapolis Star that you declared on April 14, “I think the […]

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Message from Sharon re: 2017 Assembly

April 13, 2015 Dear Disciples, The General Board has determined that the 2017 General Assembly should take place in Indianapolis “as a continued witness for wholeness”. Two weeks ago, the board authorized a move away from Indianapolis due to a new Indiana law called The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SEA101 or RFRA). This law raised […]

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Posted on April 13, 2015
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
General Board chooses city for 2017 General Assembly

Media contact: Cherilyn Williams  |  cwilliams@disciples.org April 13, 2015 The General Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), meeting in Kansas City, MO, on April 13, has selected Indianapolis for the 2017 General Assembly. The board had determined on March 31 to seek a new venue after the March 25 signing of the Religious […]

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Christian Church leaders hopeful with possible changes to Indiana law

Update: Governor Mike Pence signed into law amendments to the RFRA on Thursday, April 2. The General Board will discuss the 2017 assembly at its regular meeting next week. After conferring with leaders, there will be a recommendation to hold the 2017 assembly in Indianapolis.   Listen to NPR interview of Sharon Watkins from April […]

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Press release re: 2017 General Assembly

Please note: This post is from 2015. Subsequent action by the Indiana Legislature prompted the General Board to choose Indianapolis for the 2017 General Assembly. Contact: Cherilyn Williams, assistant vice president of marketing and communication cwilliams@disciples.org desk: 317-713-2496 April 1, 2015, 1 p.m. EDT Governing body of Christian Church votes unanimously to seek new venue for […]

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General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly

Please note: This post is from 2015. The 2017 General Assembly will be held in Indianapolis. Subsequent action by the Indiana Legislature persuaded the General Board to choose Indianapolis in mid April 2015. Update, March 31: General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly Dear Disciples, We are Disciples of Christ, a […]

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Disciples of Christ Historical Society Board meets, charts next steps

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society (DCHS) Board met in Nashville, TN, March 6-7, 2015. The Board of Directors, chaired by Archie Jenkins, took several actions to ensure the future of the Church’s archives and the Society’s role as one of several Stone-Campbell archives. One of the primary objectives of the board meeting was to […]

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A Pastoral Letter and Call to Action:  Journey to Ferguson

Lent 2015 In the six months following the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, many of us have struggled to understand what we see on television, in newspapers, and through social media and the internet. Not reported or highlighted, is the involvement of churches and […]

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Posted on February 25, 2015
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President
Religious leaders urge the United States, in coordination with the Quartet, to present a framework for negotiating a two-state peace agreement

National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East Website: www.nili-mideastpeace.org January 22, 2015 Contact: Ron Young (425) 327-7545 Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders of twenty-five national religious organizations delivered a letter to President Obama yesterday urging “a renewed, determined U.S. effort, in coordination with the Quartet, to work with Israel and the Palestinian Authority […]

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Posted on January 22, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President
Council on Christian Unity seeks president elect

The Board of Directors of the Council on Christian Unity announces the job opening for President-Elect. Interested applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest and resume with the names and contact information for four references (including a Regional Minister for pastors or a congregational pastor for lay people). Applicants may send this information […]

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