Disciples News Service

Category: From the GMP

A word about the Tree of Life synagogue attack

from General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens Yesterday hatred took the lives of faithful people and violated sacred space at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. This tragedy, caused by gun violence and driven by anti-Semitism, should outrage us all. Alongside other Christian leaders, I strongly condemn the actions and motivations of […]

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Posted on October 28, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Office of General Minister and President searches for Chief of Staff

Job Description: Chief of Staff, Office of the General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) All applicants must apply online by August 31, 2018. Summary/Objective The chief of staff position provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the OGMP has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems […]

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From Disciples Home Missions’ Refugee & Immigration Ministries

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries Remembering how Jesus in Matthew 19 urged children not be hindered from accessing love, but allowed to come into his arms, I remain deeply pained that over 711 children are still separated from their parents after the two court-ordered deadlines for reunification of […]

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General Minister and President part of interfaith call to Congress to stop detentions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org “Congress must reject family incarceration” Say More than 600 Religious Leaders and Faith Organizations Faith leaders and groups urge Congress to stop fueling immoral immigration detention and deportations, protect family unity, and support community wholeness Washington, D.C. – CWS joined 500 religious leaders and 111 faith-based organizations […]

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Posted on July 19, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, From the GMP
Report from the Road: March 12-18 with NBA

In March 2018, General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens traveled across the United States with the National Benevolent Association (NBA). While on this trip, Rev. Owens listened to and learned from NBA partner organizations, XPLOR Residents, and congregations. The videos below share glimpses from their trip. Overview of the March 2018 trip Rev. […]

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UCC and Disciples leaders on North Korea: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea. […]

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GMP joins letter to Nicaraguan leader

June 12, 2018. Your Excellency Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solorzano, President Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua Managua Nicaragua Grace and peace of the Lord for this time of crisis and challenges for the people of Nicaragua. We, the General Ministers and Presidents of both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada and […]

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Posted on June 12, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
Faith leader statement on family separations

More information on the issue available on the Refugee & Immigration Ministry webpage Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders […]

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Posted on June 7, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General
2018 Covenant Journal: General Minister and President presents vision, goals to General Board

“We need connection,” said General Minister and President Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens. “We need connection to God, to who we are as Disciples, and to our community.” Hord Owens laid out her vision for the Church to renew its connection to God with an emphasis on the foundation of Biblical literacy. “We just don’t know […]

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