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Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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Statements offered on Liberian deportations

March 28, 2018 “I continue to be deeply disturbed by the random choices that this administration makes in removing TPS and other protected statuses. Last night’s decision to remove DED status is particularly outrageous. Cessation of conflict does not mean that families will be safe.  We have no right to send people away from our […]

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Posted on March 28, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
GMP urges solution to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On this day when the President proclaimed DACA protections would end unless a Congressional decision was reached, dreamers remain insecure in the absence of a legislative solution—and protected only because the courts have held up the program’s elimination. Refugee and Immigration Ministries is urging Congress to finalize permanent protections by passing a clean Dream Act […]

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Posted on March 5, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries
Disciples leaders respond to withdrawal of TPS for Salvadorans

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens joined a press call about the decision from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans on Sept. 9, 2019. In addition, Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries for Disciples Home Missions, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor […]

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Posted on January 10, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries
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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GMP at Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Dec. 4, 2017 Statement by General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens at Washington DC press conference kicking off Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival “The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada stands in support of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival because we […]

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Hord Owens and Disciple pastors speak on withdrawal of status for Haitians

General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens joined a press conference Nov. 21, 2017 sponsored by America’s Voice  In addition, Dr. Philius Nicolas, pastor of the Disciples Evangelical Crusade Fishers of Men congregation, a predominately Haitian Disciple congregation in Brooklyn, NY, comments on the effect of the withdrawal on his congregants. Pastor Gabrielle Montillus of the […]

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Posted on November 21, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General, General Ministries
Guest article: Life abundant in the broken places

By: Virginia White, Week of Compassion Contributor With the floods in South Asia, the earthquake in Mexico, and the hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, this has been a particularly frightening and heartbreaking month to turn on the news and witness the havoc our planet is wreaking on neighbors near and far. For […]

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Posted on September 21, 2017
Filed under: Congregations, General, Office of the General Minister and President, People
General Minister, Week of Compassion offer pastoral letter

Download PDF Korean translation O God, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home: even as our prayers rise with each morning’s sun for those left battered and bruised, we bow our heads in humble thanksgiving for the generous partnership of Disciples everywhere. Fount of every blessing, pour out your streams of mercy […]

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