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Degges to retire after eight years at DHM

For Rev. Ron Degges, a long-held distant study of the general church inspired him to apply for a position with Disciples Home Missions (DHM) that would require him to trade southern California for central Indiana. He began his ministry with DHM in January of 2009. Now, after eight years as the president of DHM, and […]

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Posted on August 29, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries
Faith leaders speak up about immigration ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   FAITH LEADERS STAND AGAINST SCOTUS RULING ON REFUGEE AND MUSLIM BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER Call on federal government to live out our call to welcome refugees   Washington, DC – Religious leaders across faith traditions stand in solidarity with refugees and urge the administration to […]

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Posted on June 26, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries, Sharon's Blog
Holy Week 2017: Joint statement on the Middle East

April 10, 2017                                                                                  Download PDF “As Jesus was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen….  As he came near and saw the city [of Jerusalem], he wept […]

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Statement of condolence for Istanbul, Cairo

Dec. 12, 2016   Download PDF It was with horror and sadness that we witnessed bomb attacks in Cairo and Istanbul this weekend.  We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of those killed, and we fervently pray for the health and healing of the injured.  We offer our support and solidarity for […]

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Administrative Committee meets in Indy

Oct. 28-29, 2016 Mission First! The Mission First! pilot continues to move along according to plan. By Nov. 12, more than 80 face-to-face Mission Gatherings will have taken place. Data from more than 2,100 surveys is being prepared for the work of the Mission Council Dec. 2-4 in Dallas, TX. Reports Progress reports from task […]

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Joint statement re: nonviolent support of human rights

On Monday, Aug. 22, the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy released a statement calling for restoration of the freedom of faith groups to invest where they choose. Recently state legislatures and the United States congress have begun passing a series of legislative actions that discourage, penalize or criminalize the use of economic tools of nonviolent […]

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NAPAD has theme of reconciliation

19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. – 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NRSV) The community gathered for the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples’ 19th Biennial Convocation serves as a model of unity, not uniformity – a founding principle of […]

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Posted on August 9, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
A call for Disciples in this time of violence

July 8, 2016 Dear Church, The nation is reeling from the shock of the violent loss of lives over the last three days, which has resulted in confusion and a sense of hopelessness. Our grief for the families of the victims, for many of us, is unbearable. “Thus says the Lord, ‘A voice is heard […]

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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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Ministry leaders speak out on Missouri legislation

Update: Missouri Anti-LGBT Constitutional Amendment is dead (4/27/16) April 13, 2016 The Honorable Elijah Haahr, Missouri House of Representatives Committee Chair, House Emerging Issues Committee 201 W. Capitol Avenue Room 410-A Jefferson City, MO 65101 Dear Representative Haahr, Given the history and tradition of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Senate Joint Resolution 39 is […]

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Posted on April 12, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Regions