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General Assembly planners announce call for sermons

Submissions sought to identify General Assembly preacher The planning for the 2019 General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) being held July 20-24 in Des Moines, IA, is well underway. But one thing remains undecided: the Sunday evening preacher. It could be someone you know (or even you!). The worship planning team invites […]

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Posted on July 19, 2018
Filed under: General Assembly, Office of the General Minister and President
General Minister and President part of interfaith call to Congress to stop detentions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2018 CONTACT: media@cwsglobal.org “Congress must reject family incarceration” Say More than 600 Religious Leaders and Faith Organizations Faith leaders and groups urge Congress to stop fueling immoral immigration detention and deportations, protect family unity, and support community wholeness Washington, D.C. – CWS joined 500 religious leaders and 111 faith-based organizations […]

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Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, From the GMP
Rev. Lori Tapia elected as first female National Hispanic Pastor

En español por debajo The 2018 Hispanic and Bilingual Assembly, hosted by the Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Obra Hispana), in Tempe, AZ, was full of nuevos comienzos (new beginnings). The event’s theme was most evident in the election of Rev. Lori Tapia as the first female National Hispanic Pastor, the executive leader of Obra Hispana. […]

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Posted on July 17, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, People
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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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’s remarks at 40 Days of Advocacy kickoff May 14

General Minister and President Terri Hord Owens offered these remarks at the Washington DC kickoff of 40 Days of Advocacy by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on Monday, May 14. I am the Rev. Terri Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the […]

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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
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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Statements offered on Liberian deportations

March 28, 2018 “I continue to be deeply disturbed by the random choices that this administration makes in removing TPS and other protected statuses. Last night’s decision to remove DED status is particularly outrageous. Cessation of conflict does not mean that families will be safe.  We have no right to send people away from our […]

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Posted on March 28, 2018
Filed under: Congregations, From the GMP, General Ministries, Overseas Ministries
GMP urges solution to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

On this day when the President proclaimed DACA protections would end unless a Congressional decision was reached, dreamers remain insecure in the absence of a legislative solution—and protected only because the courts have held up the program’s elimination. Refugee and Immigration Ministries is urging Congress to finalize permanent protections by passing a clean Dream Act […]

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Posted on March 5, 2018
Filed under: From the GMP, General Ministries