Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

Alliance Q reacts to recent court ruling

June 5, 2018 Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Statement on US Supreme Court’s “Masterpiece Cake” ruling The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance (“AllianceQ”) is disappointed in yesterday’s ruling, and especially dismayed at the likelihood that some will incorrectly misinterpret the Supreme Court’s decision as allowing discrimination against LGBT people because of religious beliefs. We are grateful that the ruling […]

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Posted on June 5, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Michigan region hosts ecumenical day of service

For nearly thirty years, the Michigan region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Michigan conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC) have partnered on a variety of activities and events, from attending anti-racism and boundary training together, to hosting joint regional assemblies for a number of years. “For Disciples, unity is […]

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Posted on June 4, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, Regions
Green Chalice joins campaign for climate-focused sermons

Green Chalice, a partnership ministry of Disciples Home Missions and the Kentucky region, has joined the Justice for Each Generation campaign, which invites leaders to pledge to deliver a sermon about climate change. This campaign, according to its website, was inspired by a group of 21 youth who filed a lawsuit against the United States […]

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Posted on April 18, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Assembly, General Ministries, Young Adult, Youth
Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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Cane Ridge Day 2018 set for June 23

The trustees of the Cane Ridge historic site invite you to a day of music, fellowship and fun on Saturday, June 23. Registration begins at 9:30 am on site. Speakers will include both the Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery, president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, former General Minister […]

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Posted on April 4, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Disciples Public Presence invites others to participate

After trying to organize Disciples clergy to participate in the Standing Rock March in Washington, D.C, last spring, Rev. Laurie Feille, with the help and blessing of the Upper Midwest Region created Disciples Public Presence.  Months after the Standing Rock March, we heard from clergy and laity across the country that if they had known […]

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Posted on March 23, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Regions
Update on ACT Now rally April 4

The National Council of Churches (NCC) is kicking off a new effort to end racism on the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. The initial rally to begin multi-year ACT Now: Unite to End Racism campaign will be on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event will begin on the […]

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Posted on March 12, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical
Ecumenical collaboration brings Hope Partnership to broader audience

Submitted by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation has entered into an innovative new collaboration, which includes Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF), to offer transformational services to three close ecumenical partner denominations. Starting in 2014, presidents of several mainline Protestant church extension funds began meeting to identify common dilemmas related to […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries