Disciples News Service

Archive: November 2008

Disciples Seminary Foundation Establishes Ecumenical Center In Berkeley With The Pacific School Of Religion

The Ecumenical Center in Berkeley, Calif., (ECB) has been established by Disciples Seminary Foundation (DSF) and Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in the historic building of a Disciples congregation.  In a new legal partnership, DSF and PSR completed purchase of the property of University Christian Church, Berkeley, on October 31, 2008, twenty months after the […]

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Posted on November 19, 2008
Filed under: Higher Education
Habitat for Humanity's Relationship with Disciples Goes Back to the Beginning

With help from Disciples churches and other faith communities, Habitat for Humanity reached an important milestone on Nov. 13 as the philanthropic organization commenced building its 300,000th home. The house is being constructed in Naples, Fla. More than 1,380 Disciples congregations have been involved with Habitat for Humanity projects, and Disciples have donated more than […]

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Lucas Torres Rom

"Our faith is like a living organism that grows and decreases, it rises and descends, it changes and transforms itself step by step; it matures in every crossroad of our path." –  Lucas Torres, "Parábola del Crucificado", 93 Lucas Torres Román, has transitioned to his ultimate dwelling place; to the place where the mystery of God’s […]

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Disciples Minister To Be Inaugurated As Head Of Union Theological

Union Theological Seminary will inaugurate Disciples minister and former Yale Divinity School faculty member Serene Jones as president on Nov. 17. Jones, an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, is the 16th president and the first woman to head the 172-year-old seminary. Union Theological is an […]

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Posted on November 6, 2008
Filed under: Higher Education
Commission On Ministry Issues Latest Draft On Order Of Ministry

Ordained and licensed ministers may have a special interest in the most recent draft of a General Commission on Ministry (GCOM) report. The document, entitled, "Theological Foundations and Policies and Criteria of the Ordering of Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)," has been in development for five years. It was produced in response […]

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Disciples Among Groups Asking For Halt In Immigration Raids

A coalition of faith communities and social advocacy organizations is urging President George W. Bush to stop U.S. immigration officials from conducting indiscriminate raids on immigrant communities in search of illegal residents. In an Oct. 27 letter to Bush, the groups said the raids, which are being carried out by the Department of Homeland Security’s […]

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Renewal Of Violence In Congo Thwarts Relief Efforts

The continuation of violence in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is having an impact on much-needed emergency relief operations there. The United Nations has advised humanitarian groups to withdraw their staff working in the volatile region. Several members of the group Action by Churches Together, including the Church of Christ […]

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Lynchburg College Plans Gala For Relief In Haiti

Lynchburg College will host "Step Out and Serve: A Global Gala" to help provide humanitarian relief to the people of Haiti, St. Lucia, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, and Rwanda. The gala will take place on the evening of Nov. 15 and feature exhibits, food, music, a fundraising pledge drive and service opportunities. It will cost $25 […]

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'New Day' Magazine Writers Share Accounts Of Answered Prayer

The latest issue of "New Day" magazine focuses attention on insights into biblical examples of answers to prayers. In a featured theme "I called… God answered… I am changed," several women, including Betty Brewer-Calvert, LaTaunya Bynum, Kaye Edwards, Mary Jacobs, Sandhya Jha, Stephanie McLemore, Cathy Myers Wirt, and Lorette Waggoner share their stories of answered […]

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