Disciples News Service

It’s time to talk about racism

Submitted by Chalice Press White people need to be able to talk about race. But one of the reasons why we don’t is because it makes us really anxious to talk about it. Chalice Press’ newest release, Carolyn B. Helsel’s Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism offers tools to engage racial […]

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Posted on February 16, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
GMP speaks a word about Florida school shooting

by Rev. Teresa Hord Owens Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. –  2 Corinthians 13:11 Once again, our nation is grieving senseless violence, senseless death: the killing of 17 students at a Florida high school, […]

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Posted on February 14, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP
Indiana church produces female-focused, Biblical musical

In a world where people are becoming more aware of the inequities half the population faces, Allisonville Christian Church’s Art @ Allisonville drama program is a little ahead of the curve. In his search for a play with a strong female cast, the program’s director Steve Caress ended up commissioning a new play, The Daughters […]

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Posted on February 13, 2018
Filed under: Congregations
NCC launches new anti-racism effort

April 4 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and yet racism rears its ugly head regularly in 2018. The National Council of Churches – along with partners in Reform Judaism, the Franciscan Action Network, Churches Uniting in Christ, the National African American Clergy Network, the Conference […]

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Posted on February 9, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical
Immersion project aims at storytelling

The Pacific South West Region (PSWR) is organizing an immigration immersion experience for young adults this summer. Rev. BJ Barlow, PSWR staff, has secured a grant to make the July 25-Aug. 4 event financially affordable for ten participants ages 18-35 from across the U.S. and Canada. Applications are due March 31. “We are looking for […]

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Posted on February 8, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Regions, Young Adult
Nebraska region names new regional minister

From the Nebraska Regional Church The Regional Board voted unanimously to call Chris Morton to serve as the next Regional Minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nebraska. Chris has served as a pastor of congregations in Indiana, Minnesota and Washington, and in senior leadership and/or executive director of ecumenical and interfaith organizations […]

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Posted on February 7, 2018
Filed under: Regions
Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, and Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church were signatories to the following statement of a group of clergy and religious leaders called The Circle of Protection. A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches […]

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Week of Compassion gifts provide more than we can imagine

By Chuck Blaisdell for Week of Compassion John Lennon’s now iconic song asks us to “Imagine” – but his call is tinged with sadness and even hopelessness for our truly being able to realize a more just, a more abundant, a more peaceful world for each and every person. But we, who know the Good […]

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Posted on January 29, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries
Florida region names new regional minister

From the Florida Regional Church At the Jan. 27 meeting of the Leadership Council of the Florida Disciples Regional Church, the Rev. Dr. Betsy Goehrig was extended a call to serve as the Region’s next Regional Minister, beginning Feb. 1, 2018. Search Committee Chair David Walton said of her nomination, “Ours was an exhaustive nationwide search which, in […]

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Filed under: People, Regions