Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

Week of Compassion receives gifts from the Congo

A report from Reverend Bernard Ilumbe NDJONGO PSP Mbandaka (approximate translation) A special worship organized in Mbandaka to close the Week of Compassion on Friday, February 26, 2016 was held at the Temple of Mbandaka III. This four-hour worship was attended by 161 people (pastors, men, women and youth). Reverend IKETE, head of the department […]

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Posted on February 26, 2016
Filed under: General, Overseas Ministries, Regions
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Texas church experiences great joy from nesting church

Hurst experiences renewal through reconciliation ministry by Barbara DuPuy, Hurst Christian Church In December 2013, Pastor Mechak Rwumbuguza and Mr. Love Safari first met with the church board at Hurst to share Pastor Mechak’s calling to start a church in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Pastor Mechak shared his vision of how they are a harvest […]

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Posted on February 15, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, General, Overseas Ministries, Regions
Migrant advocates deliver letter to U.S. president

As leaders in the faith community, we the undersigned, write to express our opposition to the current immoral and unjust ICE raids, as ordered by your administration and carried out by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña.

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Disciple, United Church of Christ leaders speak up for Muslim sisters, brothers

A joint statement of the leadership of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ December 9, 2015 As people of faith, we are called to “love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength.” Jesus charges us […]

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Creation waits

a meditation offered at the interfaith service on Care for Creation Thursday, Sept. 24, at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. My name is Sharon Watkins. I serve as General Minister and President of a historic Protestant denomination called the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) I look out over the Congo River. Underneath its languid […]

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Posted on September 25, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Overseas Ministries
RFRA follow-up letter sent to Indiana governor

April 24, 2015 The Honorable Michael R. Pence Governor of the State of Indiana 200 W. Washington Street, Room 206 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Governor Pence: We have seen the huge new banner in the Indianapolis airport proclaiming “Indy Welcomes All.” We read in the Indianapolis Star that you declared on April 14, “I think the […]

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General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly

Please note: This post is from 2015. The 2017 General Assembly will be held in Indianapolis. Subsequent action by the Indiana Legislature persuaded the General Board to choose Indianapolis in mid April 2015. Update, March 31: General Board commits to seek new venue for 2017 General Assembly Dear Disciples, We are Disciples of Christ, a […]

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Watkins, other religious leaders speak out on Middle East peace

National Interreligious Leadership Initiative for Peace in the Middle East E-Mail: usicpme@aol.com Website: www.nili-mideastpeace.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         FOR MORE INFORMATION February 28, 2014                                                             Contact: Ron […]

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