Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

60 years: WCC dispatch #4

By Jack Haberer, Presbyterian Outlook editor “Sixty years,” he whispered as he tried to blink back his tears.  “Sixty years,” he whispered again. We’d just walked outside from sitting in the audience at the Mount Dora Observatory on the southern edge of the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas. During the presentation we had heard […]

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Posted on November 3, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries
Space for encounter and blessing: WCC dispatch #3

By Nathan Day Wilson 31 October 2013 One of the liveliest venues at the World Council of Churches’ 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, is a room called madang. Madang is the Korean word for the courtyard in a traditional Korean home. It’s where families, friends, neighbors and guests congregate in order to share […]

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Posted on October 31, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries
Foretastes: WCC Dispatch #2

By Nathan Day Wilson 30 October 2013 My goals with these (approximately) daily dispatches from the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) are broad: Describe many direct contributions of Disciples to the assembly, which reflect the extensive ecumenical witness of our denomination thanks in no small part to the Council on Christian Unity; name key actions […]

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Dispatches from the World Council of Churches Assembly #1

By Nathan Day Wilson 28 October 2013 Some 25 Disciples will be among thousands attending the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which runs Oct. 30 – Nov. 8 in Busan, Republic of Korea. The opening service will be broadcast through an online live stream from the Christian Broadcast System in Korea, the oldest […]

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Watkins participates in Syrian consultation

World Council of Churches: CHURCHES URGE A POLITICAL SOLUTION FOR PEACE PROCESS IN SYRIA  19 September 2013 Church leaders from Syria, Russia, the United States and European nations have called a political solution the only way towards peace in Syria. This stance was shared in a communique they issued following their meeting with Kofi Annan, […]

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Disciples join ecumenical community in prayers for Syrian people

The precious gift of peace A renewed call to prayer and action for the people of Syria  text provided by the Presbyterian Church USA As violence continues in Syria and the reported use of chemical weapons on civilians causes us much anguish, we call on Christians to engage in prayer, witness, and action on behalf of […]

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Former U.S. president, Disciples dedicate hospital wing in Nanjing

A delegation of Disciples joined President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter in Nanjing, China to unveil a statue of Dr. William Macklin and dedicate a new wing at the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital.  Dr. Macklin was a Disciples missionary from Canada, starting schools and providing medical care in the Nanjing area. The Drum Tower Hospital began […]

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Posted on December 31, 2012
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President, Overseas Ministries, People
Disciples Women visit China, partners

By Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, executive director, Disciples Women’s Ministries As part of the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide (WWW) ministry of Disciples Women, a delegation of fourteen women returned from China on Saturday, November 16, 2012. Disciples Women works in partnership with Global Ministries to participate in a ministry of presence with sisters all over the world. […]

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Posted on December 3, 2012
Filed under: Congregations, Overseas Ministries, People
Neighbors to the south

To get to know a friend you need to know her history to really know where she is coming from. It is no different for our Church’s partners across the globe, in this case, our neighbors in Latin America and the Caribbean. We’ve been friends for a long time. Some of our partner churches have […]

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Posted on November 6, 2012
Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries
National Convocation rejoices at 22nd Biennial Session

Following in the steps of Habakkuk through valleys to high places, the theme of the 22nd Biennial Session was “…Yet I will Rejoice”.  From the opening by President Rev. Dale Braxton to the address by Rev. Dr. Timothy James, associate general minister and administrative secretary of the National Convocation, to the closing worship, the theme […]

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