Disciples News Service

Archive: March 2013

Kentucky welcomes Somali refugees

By Mike Puckett Ku soodhawada magalada Louisville, Sahra iyo goyskeeda!  These are the Somali words with which Beargrass and Kentucky Refugee Ministries greeted Sahra Mohammed Ali and her six children at the Louisville International Airport late on the evening of February 21 (English translation: Welcome to Louisville, Sahra and family!).  Twenty adults and youth were […]

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Posted on March 26, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
Watkins invited to panel at Brookings Institution

General Minister and President Sharon Watkins has been invited to an April conversation at the Brookings Institution about immigration values. She is part of a small group of  religious leaders, community based organizers, public opinion experts, and academics. According to Brookings,  “The goals for this discussion are to understand what role religious leaders are playing […]

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Advocacy training April 9

The “Faith Leader Training, Advocacy, and Rally” for Immigrant Justice in Washington, D.C. is April 9-10. Together with faith partners, Disciples have identified key states for the House and Senate that are particularly critical for passing immigration reform this year. These include: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North […]

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Posted on March 19, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical
Welcome of stranger leads to cooperative community event

By Rev. Jesse L. Myers, First Christian Church Bryan/College Station, TX Rob Chandler was an avid runner when he came to First Christian Church of Bryan/ College Station in the fall of 2000.  During his seven years as the church’s pastor, he let it be known that daily runs provided some of his best time […]

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Posted on March 12, 2013
Filed under: Congregations, People