Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

Statement of condolence for Istanbul, Cairo

Dec. 12, 2016   Download PDF It was with horror and sadness that we witnessed bomb attacks in Cairo and Istanbul this weekend.  We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of those killed, and we fervently pray for the health and healing of the injured.  We offer our support and solidarity for […]

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Joint statement re: nonviolent support of human rights

On Monday, Aug. 22, the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy released a statement calling for restoration of the freedom of faith groups to invest where they choose. Recently state legislatures and the United States congress have begun passing a series of legislative actions that discourage, penalize or criminalize the use of economic tools of nonviolent […]

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Delegation speaks about Korean peninsula

When North Korea tests another warhead, our sisters and brothers in South Korea shudder. Though it has been 63 years since the armistice was signed, the Korean Peninsula remains starkly divided. Families separated for seven decades rarely have opportunities to communicate and sanctions prevent even medicine from being sent to the north. Disciples have spoken […]

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Posted on July 28, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Overseas Ministries
US faith leaders call for just peace in Columbia

May 23, 2016 Dear President Obama and Members of the U.S. Congress: We write to you as leaders of religious communities and faith-based organizations who share a common hope — a just peace for all Colombian people. We are greatly encouraged by the advances in negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. Although […]

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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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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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