Disciples News Service

Category: Overseas Ministries

Participants from racial/ethnic congregations learn more about the work of Global Ministries

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Donna Campbell, a member of New Life Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis, has a dream of providing shoes for displaced persons in Kenya. Campbell visited Kenya recently on an independent trip and learned about the extreme need for basic shelter and clothing among persons who lost their homes, jobs, and […]

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Posted on June 29, 2011
Filed under: Congregations, Overseas Ministries
Disciples leaders travel to Central America to visit partners

Three Disciples regions were represented on a ‘Be a Global Mission Region’ Pilgrimage to Central America. These pilgrimages were initiated by David Vargas and designed to provide an opportunity for an immersion experience in which regions can discern how they may live out their commitment to ‘Be a Global Mission Church.’ After gathering in Houston […]

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Posted on June 2, 2011
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Bosnian choir receives international peace award

A Bosnian interreligious choir that has spread a message of hope and peace around the world – including to Disciples congregations – has received the Pax Christi International Peace Award for 2011. The Pontanima Interfaith Choir, comprised of 130 men and women of different religions, ages, occupations and ethnic backgrounds, received the award in Vukovar, […]

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Posted on May 4, 2011
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Julia Brown Karimu nominated to serve as next Division of Overseas Ministries President, Co-Executive of Global Ministries

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The Reverend Julia Brown Karimu has traveled to numerous parts of the world as an executive with the Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries. During those trips, she has learned how much people have in common around the world; having the same hopes and dreams for their children, and a desire to live […]

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Posted on April 13, 2011
Filed under: Overseas Ministries
Disciples reach out to Japanese earthquake victims

Week of Compassion, the Disciples relief, refugee and development mission fund, is providing financial assistance to our sisters and brothers in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11 that has left the island nation dealing with several crises, including flooding and radiation poisoning emitting from a nuclear facility. At this writing, it is […]

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Posted on March 25, 2011
Filed under: 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