Disciples News Service

Category: Ecumenical

U.S. denominations send letter about arms to Congress

May 5, 2016 Dear Honorable Members of Congress, As people of faith, we are deeply grieved by the violence, displacement, and abrogation of human rights playing out in the Middle East today. We believe the role of U.S. military assistance and arms trade is a major factor in fueling a downward spiral of militarization, dehumanization, […]

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Christmount dear to Disciples

Christmount was founded in 1948 as the retreat grounds for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Since its beginnings, Christmount has been closely related to the Disciples, reporting to the General Board through Disciples Home Missions, with whom it has a covenantal relationship. Christmount receives some funding from Disciples Mission Fund. The DHM Board has […]

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Posted on April 29, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, General Board, General Ministries, Resources
Congregation promotes peace in community

By Rev. Howard Ullery Relationships are fundamental in life; all life is connected.  At the same time, conflict is natural.  We have different perspectives, experiences and interests.  Resolving conflicts and maintaining healthy relationships are a challenge in living. Recognizing these realities and responding to the need, the people of the Lacey Community Church, a dually […]

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Posted on April 25, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical
Guest blog: Faith groups work to mobilize disability vote

By Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, Director of Interfaith Engagement, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) One of the four major areas of focus for the Justice Table of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is hunger and poverty. We know these realities of life in our society are intimately connected with a lack of economic opportunity […]

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Posted on April 21, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Guest blog: Acompañamiento

The Wee Waltz – a metaphor for mission Elena Huegel serves with the Pentecostal Church of Chile (IPC). She serves as an environmental and Christian education specialist. Her appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund. The Spanish word acompañamiento and the core value mutuality made me think of Carolina Fernández, my […]

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Posted on April 17, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries, People
Reflection on a Middle East Pilgrimage, Part 4

And how are the children? “How are the children… all of the children?” This refrain from a sermon preached by the Rev. Traci Blackmon, the United Church of Christ’s acting executive minister for Justice and Witness Ministries at the Near East School of Theology’s chapel service in Beirut, Lebanon, echoed throughout a recent Global Ministries […]

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Reflection on a Middle East Pilgrimage, Part 2

Egypt. One of the stepping off points for the Arab Spring – and for the disappointment that followed. Land of pharaohs and pyramids, of desert and of fertile Nile basin. Home to the most Christians of any Middle Eastern country. Ten percent of Egyptians are Christian. That Jesus spent time in Egypt matters: “Out of […]

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Reflection on a Middle East Pilgrimage, Part 1

In March 2016, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ led a delegation of church leaders to the Middle East to meet ministry partners there. Disciples Mission Fund and Week of Compassion support these partners and many others in the land where Jesus and the apostles first […]

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