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Archive: April 2011

Fire and Smoke

Images of fire and smoke keep coming, unbidden, to my mind these days: the pillars of fire and smoke that led Moses and the Israelites through the wilderness so they might travel day and night (Exodus 13: 21 – 22); the tongues of fire on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2: 1 – 4).

I guess it’s my subconscious dealing with the evidence of smoke still hanging in the air (and in files and furniture) after the small fire at Disciples Center on April 5th. We are blessed that no one was injured in the fire, but the smoke damage has forced the employees of Disciples Center to move to temporary space while our offices are remediated and restored.

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Posted on April 22, 2011
Filed under: Uncategorized
Disciples Center staff will move to temporary downtown location

(Indianapolis, Ind. – DNS – April 15, 2011) – Disciples Center employees will work from a temporary location in downtown Indianapolis starting next week as clean-up and building restoration efforts continue at the permanent office site, damaged April 5 in a small early-morning fire. Nearly all of the building’s 180 employees will now work from […]

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Posted on April 15, 2011
Filed under: Office of the General Minister and President
Julia Brown Karimu nominated to serve as next Division of Overseas Ministries President, Co-Executive of Global Ministries

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The Reverend Julia Brown Karimu has traveled to numerous parts of the world as an executive with the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries. During those trips, she has learned how much people have in common around the world; having the same hopes and dreams for their children, and a desire to live […]

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Posted on April 13, 2011
Filed under: Overseas Ministries

Like many Americans, Disciples hold differing opinions on a number of issues, including the complex topics of unity, war and peace. The Board of the Council on Christian Unity (CCU) has developed a design for engaging the 2011 General Assembly in “faithful conversations” and dialogue around the issues. The design grew out of response to […]

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Posted on April 11, 2011
Filed under: General Assembly
Religious leaders respond to anti-Muslim actions in U.S.

Leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the United Church of Christ are speaking out against recent incidents in the United States that threaten positive relationships between Christians and Muslims. In a signed letter, the church leaders note that they are troubled by the March 20 burning of a Quran in a Florida […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical
Disciples Home Missions posts immigration legal counsel position

Disciples Home Missions is seeking immigration legal counsel to join the staff of its Refugee and Immigration Ministries program. The half-time contract staff person will provide legal advice, referrals and other immigration assistance to pastors, congregations, regions, institutions, and general ministries striving to assist persons with immigration problems. He or she also will specialize in […]

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Faith groups assist the unemployed; NCC video profiles church-based efforts

America’s unemployment rate may be edging down, but millions of people are still searching for jobs. Several Disciples congregations are among faith-based organizations helping unemployed or underemployed persons find employment. East Dallas Christian Church in Dallas, Texas, for example, started Job Path last year, a program that holds periodic meetings to assist the jobless. The […]

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Filed under: Congregations, Resources
Reconciliation Ministry welcomes grant proposals for 2012

Do you have a project in mind that could promote awareness, or provide educational and life-giving community within your ministry by creating wholeness in the family of God? If so, you are encouraged to apply for a grant from Reconciliation Ministry. Reconciliation Ministry grants typically are in the range of $2,000 to $10,000. They are […]

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Lexington Theological Seminary begins search for new president

A presidential search committee has been formed by the Board of Trustees of Lexington Theological Seminary to select a replacement for retiring President James Johnson. Johnson, 71, guided LTS through an innovative transitional period, and will step down at the end of 2011. He noted that Lexington Theological alumni, faculty and students had enthusiastically embraced […]

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Filed under: Higher Education