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Jawaher, a former law student, holds classes in a tent for children in the desert of Jordan.
Reflection on a Middle East Pilgrimage, Part 4
Posted: April 13, 2016

And how are the children? “How are the children… all of the children?” This refrain from a sermon preached by the Rev. Traci Blackmon, the United Church of Christ’s acting executive minister for Justice and Witness Ministries at the Near East School of Theology’s chapel service in Beirut, Lebanon, echoed throughout a recent Global Ministries […]

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Hispanic pastors hosted by Lexington Theological

A note of appreciation from Interim National Pastor William Almodovar We celebrate Lexington Theological Seminary and Obra Hispana for initiating their Certificate for Hispanic Ministries program at the seminary facilities in Kentucky. They had a total of 42 students as their first group and were there from May 23 to May 27 of this year.  […]

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Posted on May 25, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Higher Education
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US faith leaders call for just peace in Columbia

May 23, 2016 Dear President Obama and Members of the U.S. Congress: We write to you as leaders of religious communities and faith-based organizations who share a common hope — a just peace for all Colombian people. We are greatly encouraged by the advances in negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. Although […]

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The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Seeks Applicants for General Minister and President

The 2017 GMP Search Committee announces, beginning today, May 19, 2016 through July 10, 2016 the application process is open to all Disciple clergy who have papers in the Office of Search and Call and who are interested in leading and serving the Church as the General Minister and President. The Search Committee invites all […]

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Coordination posts available

In Columbia, SC, Disciples Volunteering and Week of Compassion have partnered with the disaster ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Church of the Brethren to implement an exciting, collaborative response, the Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI). Under this partnership, Mission teams from all three denominations have been working since January to assist […]

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Posted on May 6, 2016
Filed under: General Church Positions
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Disciples Volunteering partnering across continent

Disciples Volunteering’s disaster response ministries and related host Mission Stations continue to evolve as a core collaborative ministry. In Taylor, TX, DV has partnered with the United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries and local leadership to support the recovery from flooding that occurred in May 2015; that response is expected to end in June. Meanwhile, […]

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U.S. denominations send letter about arms to Congress

May 5, 2016 Dear Honorable Members of Congress, As people of faith, we are deeply grieved by the violence, displacement, and abrogation of human rights playing out in the Middle East today. We believe the role of U.S. military assistance and arms trade is a major factor in fueling a downward spiral of militarization, dehumanization, […]

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Florida church reinvents itself through partnerships with general ministries

By Jim Cullumber, Christian Church Foundation The Disciples of Christ presence in Naples, FL, is much different today: Instead of meeting in a 22,000 square foot traditional church structure, 60 to 70 worshippers gather in a 5,500-square-foot mall storefront that formerly housed a piano gallery on the north side of Naples. Instead of the patter […]

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Posted on May 4, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General Ministries, People