Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Training in compassion practice offered

Join Clergy at the Clergy Retreat-Resilient Hearts, Leaders and Communities being offered at Wakonda Christian Church in Des Moines, IA on July 18-20 (just a couple of days before Assembly). You will have an opportunity to find rest, learning and practice compassion while seeking justice. Our keynote speakers include Dr. Christopher Carter from San Diego […]

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Posted on May 2, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, General Ministries
Ministry leaders partner on national parks devotional

Over a decade in the making, America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks is the result of a partnership between Brad Lyons and Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, the leaders of Chalice Press and the Center for Faith and Giving, respectively. The idea first came in 2007 when Barkhauer spent a sabbatical exploring and experiencing […]

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Posted on April 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
NBC to feature Chalice Press author in kick off of weekly faith series

Submitted by Chalice Press A Chalice Press author gaining national recognition for sharing her story of forgiving the white supremacist who murdered her mother and two cousins will be profiled on NBC’s Today on Good Friday. Sharon Risher’s book, For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, will be available from Chalice Press […]

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Posted on April 16, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
Center for Faith and Giving invites Disciples to upcoming generosity conference

The Generosity Transformed conference, hosted by the Ecumenical Stewardship Center (ESC), in Indianapolis April 30-May 2, is shaping up to be more than a few days of lectures and workshops. Instead, explains Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, director of the Center for Faith and Giving, the event will provide opportunities for group discussions and one-on-one conversations with […]

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Global Ministries abide with cyclone survivors

Submitted by Global Ministries When Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and Zimbabwe last month, Rev. Marco Cable, Global Ministries Area Executive for Africa, suddenly found himself inundated with emails, texts, phone calls, and WhatsApp messages. Some came from global partners, while others came from congregations connected to Global Ministries. He has since been working diligently to […]

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Posted on March 29, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Greater Kansas City region launches anti-racism initiative

A renewed focus on anti-racism efforts in the Greater Kansas City region grew out of their New and Transforming Church commission. “When we asked ourselves, ‘what kind of new churches are we being called to start?’” Regional Minister Rev. Bill Rose-Heim remembers, “we knew a new church would take seriously the four priorities of the […]

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Posted on March 6, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions, Resources
Boundless compassion, a world away

Submitted by Week of Compassion With God – and through your generosity – we can do “more than we can imagine.” Week of Compassion works with partners all over the world so that we are prepared to respond quickly in times of crisis. In September of 2018, an earthquake caused a deadly tsunami in Indonesia, […]

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Posted on February 15, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries
There for the long haul: Week of Compassion continues to help hurricane survivors in Florida

Submitted by Week of Compassion To feel safe… It’s something that many of us take for granted. But for survivors of hurricanes, safety can seem like an unattainable luxury – almost too much to imagine. While initial clean-up from a devastating hurricane may be accomplished in a few months, the long-term consequences last for years. […]

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Posted on February 7, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People
Kentucky Disciple encourages grace-filled conversations as political podcast co-host

When Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers started a political podcast in November 2015, they planned to discuss specific policies from their opposing perspectives, providing the nuanced conversations they didn’t hear anywhere else. Instead, Pantsuit Politics, hosted by “Sarah from the Left” and “Beth from the Right,” is more often a discussion of deeper values […]

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Posted on January 11, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, People