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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
Disciples Woman-to-Woman Worldwide visits India

by Rev. Dr. Pat Donahoo, executive director Disciples Women returned from their 2017 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide journey to India a few weeks ago. This delegation had the opportunity to visit Global Ministries partners in Durgapur, Malda, Kolkata, and Delhi. As an additional blessing, the group accompanied the Global Ministries intern who remained in Durgapur to work […]

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Posted on November 28, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries, People
Celebrating a decade of Just Women magazine

Submitted by Disciples Women “This is the first chapter of an exciting new journey…join us!” With these words, written by Sheila Spencer, then Program Director for Disciples Women, the first issue of Just Women Magazine was launched in January 2009. Intended as the official resource for Disciples Women’s Ministries, and designed to reflect the quality and […]

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Posted on November 17, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
Celebrating history: National Convocation

by Timothy James and Communication Ministries staff The National Convocation (NC) is a ministry of Disciples’ African-American constituency that has evolved in the Disciples by way of struggle and determination. Leaders of the NC often say, “We go way back.”  Their Disciple spiritual ancestors were part of the early congregations on the frontier, at Cane […]

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Posted on December 20, 2016
Filed under: General, Office of the General Minister and President
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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Endowment receives a boost

by Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, executive director, Disciples Women “I have been truly fortunate to have been born in Riverside, California, USA, with all the privileges of an American citizen, and the blessing of two wonderful parents.  My whole extended family, on both sides, were Christian Church people—what they called “Campbellites” as that time.  I […]

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Posted on October 17, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, People
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
Migrant advocates deliver letter to U.S. president

As leaders in the faith community, we the undersigned, write to express our opposition to the current immoral and unjust ICE raids, as ordered by your administration and carried out by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña.

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Ministries support slave-free supply lines

About five years ago, Disciple Women identified human trafficking as an issue of concern and focus for ministry. The majority of individuals enslaved are laborers such as factory workers or farm workers. Christian Church Foundation has joined Disciple Women in calling attention to the issue with a letter to legislators in support of the bipartisan […]

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Posted on December 1, 2015
Filed under: General, General Ministries
Disciples Women inspired by Woman-to-Woman trip

When the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide delegation of 2014 met with the Federation of Evangelical Women in Italy, (FDEI) they explained that they, too, are struggling with the number of women who die of all forms of violence and that the numbers in Italy are growing. In 2013, 179 women were killed in Italy due to violence. […]

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Posted on June 2, 2015
Filed under: General, General Assembly