Disciples News Service

Archive: February 2015

A Pastoral Letter and Call to Action:  Journey to Ferguson

Lent 2015 In the six months following the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, many of us have struggled to understand what we see on television, in newspapers, and through social media and the internet. Not reported or highlighted, is the involvement of churches and […]

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Posted on February 25, 2015
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President
NCC Condemns ISIS executions of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya

The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of the National Council of Churches’ 37 member communions and therefore this act of evil strikes close to home. When first reports emerged on Sunday, February 15, Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, NCC Associate General Secretary, contacted Bishop Serapion of the Diocese of Los Angeles of the Coptic Orthodox Church and […]

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Posted on February 19, 2015
Filed under: Uncategorized
Pension Fund awarded Lilly Grant to research clergy financial literacy, economic stress

Lilly Endowment has awarded a $50,000 planning grant to Pension Fund of the Christian Church in order to study the financial knowledge and economic stresses facing pastors. The results of the planning process could lead to an implementation grant request of up to $1 million to support programs that enhance financial skills for effective leadership, […]

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Posted on February 16, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
Moral injury and "American Sniper"

This article originally appeared in an issue of the Pacific Southwest Region’s newsletter Feb. 4, 2015. Mile Marker #62: Moral Injury by Rev. Susan Gonzales-Dewey, Co-regional Minister, Pacific Southwest Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children! – Mathew 5:9 Last week the PSWR supported a conference on Moral Injury/Soul Repair. […]

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Filed under: General, Regions