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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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A statement of gratitude to Native Americans and First Peoples

from the Justice Table In Utah, a coalition of five tribes have a proposal on the table to assist the Department of the Interior with the management of Bears Ears Wildlife Refuge, a proposed project awaiting federal approval. And in the far north, the Gwich’in people are advocating for protection of the Arctic National Wildlife […]

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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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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 2

Egypt. One of the stepping off points for the Arab Spring – and for the disappointment that followed. Land of pharaohs and pyramids, of desert and of fertile Nile basin. Home to the most Christians of any Middle Eastern country. Ten percent of Egyptians are Christian. That Jesus spent time in Egypt matters: “Out of […]

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Reflection on a Middle East Pilgrimage, Part 1

In March 2016, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ led a delegation of church leaders to the Middle East to meet ministry partners there. Disciples Mission Fund and Week of Compassion support these partners and many others in the land where Jesus and the apostles first […]

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