Disciples News Service

Administrative Committee Supports National Convocation's Move From South Carolina As A Witness Against Confederate Flag

National ConvocationThe Administrative Committee has voted unanimously to stand in solidarity with other Disciples leaders in support of the decision of the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to remove its next biennial meeting from Charleston, S.C. The Convocation took the action in July as a witness against South Carolina’s continued flying of the Confederate flag on statehouse grounds.

Meeting in Indianapolis Oct. 29-31, the Administrative Committee expressed solidarity with the Convocation by endorsing a letter to the church from Sharon Watkins. The Administrative Committee, acting as the board of the General Minister and President, encouraged Watkins to share the letter in other appropriate places as part of our commitment to be a pro-reconciling/anti-racism church. The Convocation will hold its 21st Biennial Session July 29-Aug. 1, 2010, in Oklahoma City, Okla. To read a letter from Watkins about the Church’s support for the Convocation’s decision, go to:
www.disciples.org/Portals/0/PDF/DNS/2009/20091105-NationalConvocationSupport.pdf (PDF)

The Administrative Committee also approved OGMP’s balanced budget for 2010, received updates on OGMP initiatives and accomplished other business. To read more about its meeting, see: www.disciples.org/tabid/58/itemid/455/Admin-Committee-Approves-OGMPs-Budget.aspx