Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

Faith-Based Institutions Urge More Aid For Impoverished Nations

Churches and faith-based institutions are calling on the United States Congress to direct more aid to impoverished and vulnerable populations in the world. "Because our communions and institutions are engaged in humanitarian work with partner churches and organizations around the world, we see first-hand the devastating impact on families and communities of poverty, violent conflict […]

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Posted on May 6, 2010
Filed under: Ecumenical, Overseas Ministries
Symposium To Explore Democratic Republic Of Congo's Mineral Wars' Impact On Women And Children

A symposium is being planned for next month on the "Natural Resource Wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and their Impact on Women and Children." The meeting will take place May 21-22 in Indianapolis. The symposium is being sponsored by Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of […]

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Posted on April 23, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries, Resources
Fighting Erupts In Mbandaka – Home Of The Community Of Disciples Of Christ In The Congo

Prayers are asked for those in Mbandaka, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where more than 17 people have died since fighting erupted over the weekend. Sandra Gourdet, Africa area executive with Global Ministries, reports that while many parishioners were involved in Easter morning church services, more than 200 armed soldiers in opposition to […]

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Posted on April 8, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Global Ministries Organizes Trip To Haiti As A Sign Of Solidarity

(March 25, 2010) – Two and a half months after an earthquake devastated Haiti, the Haitian government and relief agencies are working tirelessly to provide food and shelter to tens of thousands of those who remain homeless. Several church leaders will be in Haiti to look at relief and recovery efforts. Co-Executive of Global Ministries […]

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Posted on March 25, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Disciples Visit India; Make Documentary Of Their Trip

Several Disciples from the Christian Church in Georgia are taking part in two People to People Pilgrimages to the Christian Hospital in Mungeli, India this winter. The first group left in mid-January. Another group traveled to the Asian country earlier this month. The Disciples are making a documentary about the hospital and the Rambo Memorial […]

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Posted on February 25, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
See Video From Haiti For Global Ministries

Felix Ortiz, Global Ministries area office executive for Latin America and the Caribbean, recently visited Haiti, the Hispaniola-island nation that suffered a devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. The disaster killed more than 200,000 people, injured more than 200,000 and left more than a million homeless. Haiti President Rene Preval initially described the earthquake’s aftermath as […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries, People
Bethany College Launches Project For Haiti Earthquake Relief

Bethany College is sponsoring several initiatives to benefit the victims of the Haitian earthquake. In partnership with International Relief and Development, the college has implemented a program entitled “Bethany: Hands to Haiti.” The program will raise money for earthquake relief through a variety of activities, including a raffle, a fashion show and a “Wear Red […]

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Filed under: Higher Education, Overseas Ministries