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Category: From the GMP

GMP to speak at Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call to Moral Revival kickoff

“Not only does Scripture call us to care for the poor, the Poor People’s Campaign is calling the nation to stand WITH those impacted by poverty,” says General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens. “We must transform our society according to the call of Scripture, and in obedience to Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbor […]

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Posted on May 9, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, Office of the General Minister and President
GMP comments on asylum-seeker policy

“The comments by Attorney General Sessions at the border yesterday, which conflated the actions of Central American parents–who are openly presenting themselves to seek safety and protection for their families–with efforts to “smuggle children over the border” illegally were unnecessarily punitive.  They were a harsh misrepresentation of international and US asylum laws that guarantee persons […]

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Posted on May 8, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP
Statements offered on Liberian deportations

March 28, 2018 “I continue to be deeply disturbed by the random choices that this administration makes in removing TPS and other protected statuses. Last night’s decision to remove DED status is particularly outrageous. Cessation of conflict does not mean that families will be safe.  We have no right to send people away from our […]

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Posted on March 28, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
GMP urges solution to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On this day when the President proclaimed DACA protections would end unless a Congressional decision was reached, dreamers remain insecure in the absence of a legislative solution—and protected only because the courts have held up the program’s elimination. Refugee and Immigration Ministries is urging Congress to finalize permanent protections by passing a clean Dream Act […]

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Posted on March 5, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries
You are invited to a Church-wide study of stewardship

Stewardship is a key spiritual practice that impacts every area of our living faithfully in response to the generosity of God. Understanding this discipline as it relates to caring for creation, observing Sabbath, tending to the care for ourselves, sharing the good news of the gospel, and managing our resources is one pathway to individual […]

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GMP speaks a word about Florida school shooting

by Rev. Teresa Hord Owens Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. –  2 Corinthians 13:11 Once again, our nation is grieving senseless violence, senseless death: the killing of 17 students at a Florida high school, […]

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Posted on February 14, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP
Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, and Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church were signatories to the following statement of a group of clergy and religious leaders called The Circle of Protection. A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches […]

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Disciples leaders respond to withdrawal of TPS for Salvadorans

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens joined a press call about the decision from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans on Sept. 9, 2019. In addition, Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries for Disciples Home Missions, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor […]

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Posted on January 10, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries
GMP at Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Dec. 4, 2017 Statement by General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens at Washington DC press conference kicking off Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival “The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada stands in support of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival because we […]

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