Sharon's Blog

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

November Terror in Paris
Posted: November 14, 2015

“I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord.”- Psalm 118:17 Beloved in Christ, Once again we grieve – for lives tragically cut short in Paris and Beirut – and for our own sense of security which is lost to us for awhile. We pray for the victims and […]

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Guest Blog: Disciples speak up for shared Eucharist at Catholic conference

by Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh, president, Council on Christian Unity Note: Robert Welsh, president of the Council on Christian Unity, represented the Disciples of Christ at the 14th General Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome on October 4-24, 2015. He was one of only 14 ecumenical representatives (identified as “fraternal delegates”) […]

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Posted on November 10, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, General Ministries, Sharon's Blog
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
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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
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