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Leaders speak out about section of US tax bill before Congress

 Letter to Congress December 8, 2017 To: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and all members of the United States Congress As leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we are opposed to the proposal in the current version of the tax bill before Congress to revoke the Johnson Amendment. We […]

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Posted on December 8, 2017
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President
Puerto Rico’s Disciples welcome leaders

Week of Compassion video report General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens and leaders of several Disciples ministries traveled to Puerto Rico after Thanksgiving to show solidarity with the Iglesia Cristiana (Discipulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Maria. The visit included a specially called meeting of the Joint Commission of the […]

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Peace in the midst of the storm

Submitted by Global Ministries “This morning when I went out to the patio of my home I looked at an old familiar oak tree. I had never seen him so bare of leaves and branches. The winds of the hurricane left him like this. Before the hurricane, it was always green and its flowers were beautiful. […]

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Posted on October 4, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries reimagines identity

For Rev. Lori Tapia, interim national pastor for the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (CPOHM), there is no time to waste. Although the office has existed in some form since 1981, first as Disciples Home Missions’ Hispanic Binational/Bilingual Fellowship, and then as an independent ministry since 1992, the last five years have been different. […]

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Posted on September 25, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
A word about Puerto Rico and Mexico/Una palabra sobre los desastres naturales de esta semana

From General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens; Julia Brown Karimu, president of Division of Overseas Ministries and co-executive of Global Ministries; Lori Tapia, interim national pastor for the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries;  Vy Nguyen, executive director of Week of Compassion; and Angel Rivera- Agosto, area executive for Latin America/Caribbean, Global Ministries

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Hispanic national pastor search begins

CONVOCATORIA PARA LA PLAZA DE: PASTOR/A NACIONAL PARA MINISTERIOS HISPANOS Announcement of the Search Process for the National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries Se aceptarán solicitudes hasta el 30 de junio de 2017. No se aceptarán  solicitudes incompletas. Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Educación y Experiencia mínima: […]

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Posted on February 3, 2017
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, General Ministries
A statement of gratitude to Native Americans and First Peoples

from the Justice Table In Utah, a coalition of five tribes have a proposal on the table to assist the Department of the Interior with the management of Bears Ears Wildlife Refuge, a proposed project awaiting federal approval. And in the far north, the Gwich’in people are advocating for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries announces search chair

Hermanos y Hermanas de la Obra Hispana: (in English below) Reciban un cordial saludo de la Oficina Central Pastoral para Ministerios Hispanos y su Junta Directiva. Como todos sabemos nuestra Obra Hispana tiene una Pastora Nacional Interina la cual fue seleccionada y presentada en nuestra reciente Asamblea de la Confraternidad Hispana y Bilingüe 2016 en […]

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Posted on November 8, 2016
Filed under: General, General Church Positions, General Ministries
Hispanic Asamblea calls interim national pastor

  En español por debajo Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (1 Peter 2:10) We are chosen by God. That chosen-ness influences our identity, our mission and our testimony. Pastor Lori Tapia delivered a message of unity […]

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Posted on July 18, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries