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GMP at Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Dec. 4, 2017 Statement by General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens at Washington DC press conference kicking off Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival “The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada stands in support of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival because we […]

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Speaking on behalf the children

Comments from the Circle of Protection press conference at the National Press Club, June 21, 2017 I am Sharon Watkins, Chair of the Board of the National Council of Churches. We, of the NCC, are 38 member churches who follow Jesus. We have been consistent in proclaiming that Jesus would not have liked this budget. […]

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Posted on June 21, 2017
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Climate protection rollbacks threaten God’s creation and the most vulnerable

On March 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review and possibly repeal the Clean Power Plan and carbon pollution standards for new power plants. The executive order takes aim at several important climate change protections intended to safeguard God’s creation and public health. Rev. Dr. […]

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Posted on April 6, 2017
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Disciples Home Missions president to retire August 2017

The Rev. Dr. Ron Degges, president of Disciples Home Missions, announced his retirement effective Aug. 31, 2017. A search committee had its inaugural meeting Dec. 5-6, 2016. More details will follow. This is the text of Degges’ announcement to the November DHM board meeting in Washington, D.C: In his President’s Report to the Board of […]

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Posted on December 14, 2016
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Intergenerational camp set for Green Chalice

Social Opportunities for Intentional Listening (S*O*I*L) YOUTH/Adult Summer  Eco-Justice Camp! July 24-28, 2017 Christmount Christian Assembly, Black Mountain, NC Green Chalice and Christmount are partnering for a pilot intergenerational project. This camp/mission experience explores the landscape of our faith as you’ve never seen it before: through the lens of sustainability, justice, service and action. On this […]

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Posted on November 21, 2016
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DYMN calls summit

DISCIPLES YOUTH MINISTRY SUMMIT @ DYMN RETREAT March 5-7, 2017 Disciples Home Missions invites each region to send one adult to represent and bring voice from your region in the Youth Ministry Summit at the Disciples Youth Ministry Network Retreat March 5-7, 2017 at Christmount Christian Assembly, Black Mountain, North Carolina. WHAT: DHM is partnering […]

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Green Chalice/Blessed Tomorrow invite your response

To better understand awareness, attitudes, and behaviors on climate and sustainability amongst all Disciples, Green Chalice (greenchalice.org) and Blessed Tomorrow (blessedtomorrow.org) are conducting a survey. We want to make sure that your perspective is included in the results of this Common Metrics Survey. It will only take 15 minutes of your time. Since there is […]

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Posted on September 5, 2016
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Love Wins

Our hearts are broken once again – this time by the hateful violence at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando: to those who lost loved ones –may you be surrounded with love in your grief and loss; to the injured and your families, may you know healing and hope; to the brave first responders and caregivers – […]

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Posted on June 13, 2016
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Christal Williams named Tennessee regional minister

Rev. Dr. Christal LaShawn Williams was elected regional minister for Tennessee at a called assembly April 16. Williams has held positions such as associate regional minister in Illinois-Wisconsin. She has also served in Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Indiana. She will begin her term on Aug. 1. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Williams earned her bachelor’s […]

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Posted on April 19, 2016
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