Disciples News Service

Archive: October 2013

Space for encounter and blessing: WCC dispatch #3

By Nathan Day Wilson 31 October 2013 One of the liveliest venues at the World Council of Churches’ 10th Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, is a room called madang. Madang is the Korean word for the courtyard in a traditional Korean home. It’s where families, friends, neighbors and guests congregate in order to share […]

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Posted on October 31, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries
Foretastes: WCC Dispatch #2

By Nathan Day Wilson 30 October 2013 My goals with these (approximately) daily dispatches from the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) are broad: Describe many direct contributions of Disciples to the assembly, which reflect the extensive ecumenical witness of our denomination thanks in no small part to the Council on Christian Unity; name key actions […]

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Dispatches from the World Council of Churches Assembly #1

By Nathan Day Wilson 28 October 2013 Some 25 Disciples will be among thousands attending the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC), which runs Oct. 30 – Nov. 8 in Busan, Republic of Korea. The opening service will be broadcast through an online live stream from the Christian Broadcast System in Korea, the oldest […]

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History society to post video of Ray Brown

by Sara Harwell, Disciples of Christ Historical Society On October 30, 2013, to commemorate the first anniversary of the passing of the Rev. Dr. Raymond E. Brown (“Ray” to those who knew and loved him), Disciples of Christ Historical Society will post the oral history interview conducted with him at his home in Fishers, Indiana […]

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Filed under: General Ministries, Obituaries, People
Faith leaders send letter to president re: Cuba

The following letter was sent to President Barak Obama, signed by 21 faith community leaders, urging a change in the United States’ relationship with Cuba. Dear Mr. President: This May, Cuban religious leaders, in a letter to U.S.-based Churches, expressed their hope for a swiftly implemented normalization of the relationship between the United States and […]

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Posted on October 22, 2013
Filed under: Ecumenical, Office of the General Minister and President
Phillips Theological Seminary to install Pittman as fifth dean

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Claire Pittman will be installed as the fifth dean of Phillips Theological Seminary (PTS) on October 17, 2013, at the Meinders Chapel at PTS. The seminary’s installation service, which is open to the public, begins at 7:00 p.m.  Pittman will also serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor […]

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Posted on October 15, 2013
Filed under: Higher Education, People
Small changes, big meaning: CBP updates mission statement to add inclusivity, call to action

The updates to the Christian Board of Publication’s mission statement may be small, but they’re significant to a ministry in the midst of societal change. At its September meeting, the CBP Board of Directors approved a new mission statement: The mission of CBP/Chalice Press is to publish resources inviting all people into deeper relationship with […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, Resources