Disciples News Service

Category: Office of the General Minister and President

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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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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Watkins joins faith leaders expressing disappointment in House actions

National religious leaders speak out against House anti-immigrant vote  by Sidney Traynham, CWS Global WASHINGTON—National faith leaders have mobilized together to oppose the anti-immigrant vote passing the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO, Church World Service: “This vote is a clear and […]

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Posted on January 15, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President
Disciple leaders join call from Circle of Protection

Christian leaders challenge presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, poverty Press release provided by Fito Moreno, Bread for the World, (202) 812-2223, amoreno@bread.org Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015 – As President Obama prepares to present his plan for his final two years in office in the annual State of the Union address next week, a group […]

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Resources for congregations: Ferguson grand jury decision

Emotions are raw in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision involving the death of Michael Brown. People feel unheard, threatened and confused. As we seek to be a movement for wholeness in a broken and fragmented world, our call is to open our churches as places of dialogue and action. Our challenge is […]

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Expectations: Ferguson decision

What did you expect? by the Rev. Dr. Timothy James, administrative secretary of the National Convocation The grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed the unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. This decision brought to mind the death of Trayvon Martin afresh. As an African American […]

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Posted on November 25, 2014
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President
Administrative Committee meets in Nashville

The Administrative Committee (AC) of the General Board met in Nashville, TN, October 24 and 25, under the leadership of Moderator Glen Miles. Highlights of the meeting included: the “Mission First” proposal designed to help Disciples develop a shared focus on mission; the Resolutions Task Force report on a recommendation for how Disciples reflect, discuss […]

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