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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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Climate protection rollbacks threaten God’s creation and the most vulnerable

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and possibly repeal the Clean Power Plan and carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The executive order takes aim at several important climate change protections intended to safeguard God’s creation and public health. Rev. Dr. […]

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Posted on April 6, 2017
Filed under: Sharon's Blog
Thoughts regarding our call to welcome

In a January 27 statement published by Church World Service in response to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order regarding refugees, I offered these thoughts…… “Disciples communities around the nation are eager to help and to welcome refugees. As the first faith movement founded on the American frontier, our members remember deeply the characteristics of independence, […]

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Posted on January 27, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Sharon's Blog
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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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
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