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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
Regional minister offers thoughts on Moral Revival

by Rev. Richard L. Spleth, regional minister of the Christian Church in Indiana Originally in The Indianapolis Star Oct. 9, 2016 On Monday, Oct. 3, Rev. Dr. William Barber II of North Carolina came to Indianapolis to attempt to help our state repair the breach in our society.  Accompanied by Rev. James Forbes, Rev. Traci […]

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Posted on October 25, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
A letter to the Church re: violence

from members* of the College of Regional Ministers and the Cabinet of General Ministries June 2016 In times of trouble, people of faith call upon God in prayer (Psalm 61:1-2) In these days, we pray for the families and friends of the 49 women and men killed and 53 wounded  – mostly LGBTQ Latinos and […]

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Letter from Sharon Watkins, Rick Spleth on Indiana’s LGBT legislation

Many of you have been watching as the Indiana legislature once again took up the questions raised by last spring’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. You may recall that Governor Mike Pence signed a law that within a week was “fixed” due to the negative reaction from people of faith, businesses, convention planners and the general citizenry of the state. The revision made clear that it could not be used for purposes of discrimination.

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'Give me your tired, your poor…'

It hits hard that one of the first Syrian families turned away in the new wave of fear following the Paris attacks was a family coming to Indiana. They were part of the long-standing processes shepherded by Church World Service (CWS) in partnership with federal government screenings. Many Christian denominations, including my own, have partnered […]

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Press release re: 2017 General Assembly

Please note: This post is from 2015. Subsequent action by the Indiana Legislature prompted the General Board to choose Indianapolis for the 2017 General Assembly. Contact: Cherilyn Williams, assistant vice president of marketing and communication cwilliams@disciples.org desk: 317-713-2496 April 1, 2015, 1 p.m. EDT Governing body of Christian Church votes unanimously to seek new venue for […]

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