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From Disciples Home Missions’ Refugee & Immigration Ministries

Submitted by Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries Remembering how Jesus in Matthew 19 urged children not be hindered from accessing love, but allowed to come into his arms, I remain deeply pained that over 711 children are still separated from their parents after the two court-ordered deadlines for reunification of […]

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Report from the Road: March 12-18 with NBA

In March 2018, General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens traveled across the United States with the National Benevolent Association (NBA). While on this trip, Rev. Owens listened to and learned from NBA partner organizations, XPLOR Residents, and congregations. The videos below share glimpses from their trip. Overview of the March 2018 trip Rev. […]

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UCC and Disciples leaders on North Korea: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea. […]

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Faith leader statement on family separations

More information on the issue available on the Refugee & Immigration Ministry webpage Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our concern for the wellbeing of vulnerable migrants who cross our borders […]

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Posted on June 7, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical, From the GMP, General
2018 Covenant Journal: General Minister and President presents vision, goals to General Board

“We need connection,” said General Minister and President Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens. “We need connection to God, to who we are as Disciples, and to our community.” Hord Owens laid out her vision for the Church to renew its connection to God with an emphasis on the foundation of Biblical literacy. “We just don’t know […]

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GMP to speak at Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call to Moral Revival kickoff

“Not only does Scripture call us to care for the poor, the Poor People’s Campaign is calling the nation to stand WITH those impacted by poverty,” says General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens. “We must transform our society according to the call of Scripture, and in obedience to Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbor […]

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Posted on May 9, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, Office of the General Minister and President
GMP speaks a word about Florida school shooting

by Rev. Teresa Hord Owens Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. –  2 Corinthians 13:11 Once again, our nation is grieving senseless violence, senseless death: the killing of 17 students at a Florida high school, […]

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Posted on February 14, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP
Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Rev. Lori Tapia, National Pastor for Hispanic Ministries, and Dr. Cynthia Hale, Founding Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church were signatories to the following statement of a group of clergy and religious leaders called The Circle of Protection. A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches […]

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Capital Area hosts GMP for Martin Luther King, Jr. commemoration

Submitted by Rev. Allen Harris, Capital Area Regional Minister On Jan. 14, General Minister & President Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, was the guest preacher for an annual commemoration event hosted by the Christian Church Capital Area, honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She called those present to an urgency […]

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Posted on January 24, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Office of the General Minister and President, Regions