Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

Disciples To Attend Gathering Of Tents For Dafur In Washington

The Tents of Hope campaign will culminate with the "Gathering of the Tents" on Nov. 7-9 in Washington D.C. The gathering is an ecumenical movement established to raise awareness among churches about the current genocide in the Sudan, particularly in the province of Darfur. More than 2 million people have died, and more than 4 […]

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Posted on November 6, 2008
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Congo Week Observance Remembers The Exploited

Disciples are urged to join with over 100 countries in solidarity with the people of the Congo during Congo Week, which started Oct. 19 and extends through Oct. 25. Congo Week is a global initiative led by students to raise awareness about the situation in the Congo and provide support to the Congolese people. Although […]

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Posted on October 23, 2008
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Haiti Battered By Four Consecutive Hurricanes

The situation in Haiti has worsened following four hurricanes that struck the Caribbean nation over the past several weeks. The National Spiritual Council of Churches in Haiti (CONASPEH), a partner with Global Ministries, reports widespread destruction. "All the bridges are broken and the communication with people in the countryside is very difficult. More than 40,000 […]

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Connecting Threads Documentary To Air On NBC-TV Stations

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the United Church of Christ, through Global Ministries, have produced a video documentary about ordinary folks sharing their time and talents to work with people around the world. The documentary, called "Connecting Threads," began showing on NBC stations across the U.S. on Oct. 5. It introduces its audience […]

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Posted on October 9, 2008
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Students Organize 'Congo Week' Over Congolese Crisis

The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries encourages Disciples to support "Break the Silence" Congo Week, Oct. 19-25, to help raise awareness of the humanitarian crisis occurring in the Congo. Students from 100 countries and 1,000 campuses will hold events, including films, lectures, demonstrations, and more, on their campuses dealing with the Congo crisis in October. […]

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Posted on September 25, 2008
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