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Disciples participate in commemoration of 400th anniversary

The National Council of Churches‘ Christian Unity Gathering spent Oct. 15 in Hampton, VA, observing a day of remembrance and lament. This year marks the 400th anniversary of African captives arriving for the purpose of enslavement. In addition to a retelling of the story of enslavement and the resulting racism in the United States, flowers […]

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General Minister and President reflects on General Assembly

August 2019 Dear Church – My heart is still singing from the holy time we shared in Des Moines last month. The Spirit was present and real in worship. The discussions were deep in the workshops. The joy was tangible at the meal events.  Our programming for youth and young adults included education about the […]

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National Convocation administrative secretary announces 2020 retirement date

For almost 16 years, Rev. Dr. Timothy James has been an associate general minister and the administrative secretary for the National Convocation. By his retirement date of Dec. 31, 2020, he will have had more than 17 years in the position. “I have had such a wonderful time serving over these years.  I am deeply […]

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Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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Cane Ridge Day 2018 set for June 23

The trustees of the Cane Ridge historic site invite you to a day of music, fellowship and fun on Saturday, June 23. Registration begins at 9:30 am on site. Speakers will include both the Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery, president of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, and the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, former General Minister […]

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Posted on April 4, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries
Disciples of Christ Historical Society celebrates

Disciples of Christ Historical Society installed the Rev. Dr. Richard H. “Rick” Lowery as its eighth president during morning worship at National City Christian Church on Nov. 5, 2017. The installation was part of a weekend All Saints celebration that began Saturday evening with the Kirkpatrick lecture by the Rev. Dr. Delores Carpenter and ended […]

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Posted on November 16, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Historical society names new president

Provided by the Disciples of Christ Historical Society For immediate release – September 8, 2017, Bethany, WV At a regularly scheduled board meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, the Reverend Dr. Richard H. Lowery was called to be the general ministry’s eighth President. Lowery will assume the reins in […]

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Posted on September 8, 2017
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Ministries, People
Faith leaders speak up about immigration ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2017 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org | 202.733.5151   FAITH LEADERS STAND AGAINST SCOTUS RULING ON REFUGEE AND MUSLIM BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER Call on federal government to live out our call to welcome refugees   Washington, DC – Religious leaders across faith traditions stand in solidarity with refugees and urge the administration to […]

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Posted on June 26, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
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
Filed under: Uncategorized
Holy Week 2017: Joint statement on the Middle East

April 10, 2017                                                                                  Download PDF “As Jesus was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen….  As he came near and saw the city [of Jerusalem], he wept […]

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