Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

Disciples join with other leaders to oppose hearings on 'radicalization of American Muslims'

Disciples are standing with a multi-religious campaign called "Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims; Upholding American Values." Shoulder-to-Shoulder issued a joint statement after the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security held the first in a series of hearings "examining radicalization in the American Muslim community and the community’s response to it." General Minister […]

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National Council of Churches joins with Muslim groups in expressing outrage at the killing of Pakistani Christian

U.S. Muslims have condemned the assassination in Pakistan last week of the only Christian member of that country’s federal cabinet. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) said it was "outraged" by the murder of Shahbaz Bhatti, who was Minister for Minorities in the Pakistan government. The National Council of Churches also issued a statement […]

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Posted on March 10, 2011
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Indiana Disciples and Global Ministries leaders travel to Haiti; help dedicate educational building

Twelve members of Allisonville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis learned a great deal about the people of Haiti during a recent eight-day trip. The Disciples worshiped with a Haitian congregation, helped construct a church, and taught in local schools. After their return to Indianapolis, Allisonville church members gathered on Feb. 13 for a […]

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Posted on February 24, 2011
Filed under: Congregations, Overseas Ministries
Border Conference statement calls for congregations to get involved

Those who recently attended a gathering in San Diego, Calif. entitled "Turning Walls into Tables: A Border Conference" committed to identifying the walls that exist in our communities – from language, education, residency and economic disparity, to other political, religious and social boundaries. "These walls impede the creation of God’s realm on earth," declared a […]

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Filed under: Overseas Ministries, Resources
Churches in Middle East appeal for prayers over Egypt

The Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches is appealing to Disciples and other Global Ministries partners for prayer over the volatile situation that is occurring in Egypt. Over the last two weeks, thousands of Egyptians have demonstrated against the authoritative regime led by President Hosni Mubarak. The Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches […]

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Posted on February 10, 2011
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Summer internships with Global Ministries for Disciples seminarians

The Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries is offering another unique experience for Disciples seminarians to be engaged in a ministry of Critical Presence, that is appropriately meeting God’s people and creation at the point of deepest need: spiritually, physically, emotionally, and/or economically. This year, DOM/Global Ministries is providing two internships for Disciples seminarians. The seminarians […]

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Posted on January 27, 2011
Filed under: Higher Education, Overseas Ministries
Division of Overseas Ministries Extends Application Deadline for Presidential Search

The Division of Overseas Ministries has announced that the deadline for completed search and call applications for the President position has been extended to January 26, 2011. Inquiries regarding the application process and request for a compete job description and profile of DOM should be directed to Warren Lynn through the office of Search and […]

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Posted on January 7, 2011
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Amity Foundation celebrates 25 years of mission in China

The Amity Foundation in China has played a significant role not only in the lives of the Chinese but also for Tom and Lynnea Morse, Global Ministries missionaries. For more than three years, Tom and Lynnea have lived in three provinces of China and now reside in Nanjing. Today, Tom works at the Drum Tower […]

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Posted on November 30, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Border conference to take up immigration conversations in February

Immigration reform has emerged as an important national issue that also engages Disciples. Last month, numerous Disciple churches in the U.S. began holding conversations around the topic to consider what God is calling their congregation to say and do about immigration. The conversation continues Feb. 10-13 at a Border Conference where various aspects of immigration […]

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Posted on November 11, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Search begins for new president of Division of Overseas Ministries

INDIANAPOLIS, November 10, 2010 — The board of the Division of Overseas Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has begun the search for qualified candidates for the position of President. The President serves as the executive of this general ministry and also as the co-executive of Global Ministries, the common witness and work […]

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Posted on November 10, 2010
Filed under: Overseas Ministries