Disciples News Service

Archive: August 2008

Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council Issues Letter Supporting Church In Zimbabwe; DECC And WARC Meet To Continue Their Work Toward Unity

The Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council has issued a pastoral letter affirming its support for Christian organizations in Zimbabwe that are struggling in the current political and economic upheaval there. The DECC is a global gathering of churches representing the Disciples of Christ, Churches of Christ and the United Churches which Disciples have joined. The group […]

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World Alliance Of Reformed Churches And Disciples Look At Closer Ties

A meeting of World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council (DECC) leaders should pave the way for a closer relationship between the two organizations. WARC and DECC leaders met 26 to 27 July at the Disciples of Christ Historical Society in Nashville, Tenn., to continue their conversations on

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U.S. House Passes Bill Backed By Faith United Against Tobacco

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a landmark tobacco regulation bill, which has been endorsed by more than 680 public health, medical, faith and other organizations, including the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The bill, H.R. 1108, would give the Food and Drug Administration significantly enhanced authority over the manufacturing, marketing and sale of […]

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Posted on August 15, 2008
Filed under: Ecumenical
Historical Society Gives Faithful Servant Award

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society has named Timothy M. James as the recipient of the 2008 Faithful Servant Award. The award goes annually to individuals who have given an extra-measure of service to causes in the whole Church. James is associate general minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and administrative secretary of […]

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General Minister And President Writes Pastoral Letter About War In Iraq

General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins has written a pastoral letter to all Disciples congregations which acknowledges the pain caused by the five-year old war in Iraq. Watkins letter, which was sent to congregations last week, addresses the impact of the war on people from many walks of life, including service men and women, […]

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Posted on August 14, 2008
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President