Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Disciples invited to Ecumenical Advocacy Days, April 24-27

Since 2003, people of faith from all traditions and walks of life have gathered to learn, worship, and speak out, on issues that impact us all, at Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD). This year’s event is April 24-27 in Washington, DC. The theme of the gathering is “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored,” and will focus […]

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Posted on January 17, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources, Young Adult
Join the conversation about a long-standing injustice

The Doctrine of Discovery has profoundly affected the way that Indigenous peoples have been perceived by non-Indigenous peoples. Succinctly put, beginning with papal decrees as early as the 15th century – around the time European explorers were landing in the Americas – Western cultures have pressed Western practices upon the people already residing here and […]

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Posted on January 15, 2020
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, General Ministries, Resources
Upper Midwest region hosts youth camp at Standing Rock reservation

Rev. Dr. Laurie Pound Feille, senior minister at First Christian Church in Minneapolis, first visited the Standing Rock reservation (stretching over 3,500 miles in North and South Dakota) in November 2016. As part of an ecumenical clergy visit, she stood in support of the Sioux Tribe protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on […]

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Posted on January 3, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Assembly, People, Regions, Young Adult, Youth
World Convention opens search for executive director

Submitted by World Convention Executive Director Position Opening World Convention is beginning the process of seeking an Executive Director. Under the direction and guidance of our multinational Board of Directors, the person in this position is responsible for the planning, organizing, staffing, funding, motivating, directing, and management of our ministry connecting the Stone-Campbell Movement worldwide […]

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Posted on December 19, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Church Positions, Overseas Ministries
Illinois/Wisconsin region uses Healthy Congregations model to encourage conversation

Nearly 20 years ago, Rev. Scott Woolridge, associate regional minister for transformation in the Illinois/Wisconsin region, took his first workshop to help Disciples wanting to change how their congregations made decisions and handled conflicts. Following the model developed by Healthy Congregations (an interfaith organization based at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio), Woolridge, and the […]

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Posted on December 4, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Regions, Resources
Disciples Seminary Foundation announces search for interim president

Announcement of Search Process for DSF Interim President and Job Description The Disciples Seminary Foundation Board of Trustees has begun the search process for the position of Interim President. The President is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Liaison Officer of the Corporation, and serves to provide organizational, operational and educational oversight for Disciples Seminary Foundation’s […]

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Posted on November 5, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Church Positions, Higher Education
Pictured accepting the award are Pastor Rebecca Littlejohn, Chair of the Elders Michael Kinnamon, and Outreach Chair Julie Germain
Pacific Southwest congregation honored for homeless ministry work

Submitted by Rev. Rebecca Littlejohn Since 2002, Vista La Mesa Christian Church, in east San Diego County, CA, has opened their doors to neighbors struggling with homelessness for two weeks or more each year, through the Interfaith Shelter Network in their community. Through this program, guests are provided with semi-private rooms overnight, three meals a […]

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Posted on October 25, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical
Disciples participate in commemoration of 400th anniversary

The National Council of Churches‘ Christian Unity Gathering spent Oct. 15 in Hampton, VA, observing a day of remembrance and lament. This year marks the 400th anniversary of African captives arriving for the purpose of enslavement. In addition to a retelling of the story of enslavement and the resulting racism in the United States, flowers […]

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Oregon congregation works to build affordable housing on church property

Five years ago, members of neighboring congregations in Portland, OR – St. Johns Community Church (Disciples of Christ) and University Park United Methodist Church – began looking for ways to better serve people in their community without affordable housing. They knew many people had been displaced from the neighborhood as rent prices skyrocketed. They knew […]

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Posted on October 2, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, Resources
Ecumenical group reacts to steep reduction in immigration limits

Note: The 2019 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) addressed this issue in the form of an emergency resolution, GA 1935-Concerning Steep Reductions in Overall Refugee Resettlement Arrivals in the United States.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2019 Contact: Lynn Tramonte | media@interfaithimmigration.org | 202-255-0551 Faith Communities Decry Death Blow to U.S. […]

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