Sharon's Blog

Reflections from the General Minister and President, Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins.

On the Canadian elections of 2015…
Posted: October 22, 2015

We are Disciples of Christ – in Canada and the United States. Elections in Canada this week indicate that change is in the air. An unusually large turn-out at the polls ends one party’s decade of dominance and begins a new era with a new set of priorities. Early indications are that those priorities will […]

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Creation waits

a meditation offered at the interfaith service on Care for Creation Thursday, Sept. 24, at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. My name is Sharon Watkins. I serve as General Minister and President of a historic Protestant denomination called the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) I look out over the Congo River. Underneath its languid […]

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Posted on September 25, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries, Sharon's Blog
Thoughts on Religious Freedom and the Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

by the Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins, general minister and president Two different discussions are stirred by the June 2015 Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. One relates to social, biblical and theological understandings of marriage. The other is about religious freedom and the separation of church and state. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) […]

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Posted on July 14, 2015
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President, Sharon's Blog
Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins
Poisonous threads of racism

This blog entry originally appeared in TIME Ideas. Recently I posted a prayer. It was in response to the events in Baltimore: a young black man is mortally injured while in police custody. Citizens take to the streets. On the day of the funeral, the protests turn violent. My prayer was for all: those who […]

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Posted on May 1, 2015
Filed under: General, Sharon's Blog
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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