Originally posted by Disciples Home Missions on January 23, 2019 here
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Last weekend, Liberians from our Disciples Whosoever Will Christian Church in Maryland inspired hundreds of Disciples gathered for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations through their praise and song (See photo.)Read more
January is recognized in the US as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and the 2009 UCC Synod Resolution and 2011 Disciples General Assembly Resolution against human trafficking urges congregations to recognize January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, affected some 24.9 million people in 2016 and is one of the most profitable forms of transnational crime. Traffickers prey on those who are in vulnerable communities and force them into labor, exploit them in commercial sexual enterprises, and move them across national or state borders against their will.Read more
Tear gas was fired at families, women and children seeking asylum at the US border this week. This latest act of violent aggression on those legally seeking refuge and asylum is both immoral and illegal. It is just the latest in the fear mongering and escalation of attacks on immigrants and asylum-seeking families.Read more
In Washington D.C., there is no shortage of issues to focus on these days. No lack of political and moral crises to keep one up at night. In my work, I have been reminded of just how closely intertwined our policy work is with personal stories and struggles—the connection between the prophetic and the pastoral. What happens in D.C. has a ripple effect across our nation, impacting the lives of many around the world.Read more
Please join Shoulder to Shoulder and partners, Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons with ReThink Media, Aneelah Afzali with the The American Muslim Empowerment Network at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS-AMEN), Arsalan Bukhari with the Council of American Islamic Relations and Rev. Terry Kyllo from Neighbors in Faith for a special summer webinar on Thursday, August 9 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT, in the "Faith Over Fear" Webinar Series.Read more
In a narrow 5-4 decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Muslim Ban, a policy which, from its inception, was based on blatant discrimination on the basis of nationality and religion.Read more
Faith leaders and partners around the world respond to the US Supreme Court's ruling on the Muslim ban.Read more
This Declaration was signed by grassroots and social organizations in Mexico, including our Global Ministries longstanding partner, the Theological Community of Mexico.
To the Government of the United States:
To the Governments of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras:
To the Organizations that work for the Protection of Human Rights of the United Nations and of the United States:
To the General Public:
As of May 2018, the administration of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, has adopted new measures in its "Zero Tolerance Policy" towards asylum seekers from Mexico and Central America fleeing from violence and organized crime. The response of Civil Society is a policy of ZERO Tolerance towards fear policies that seek to discourage migration through practices that violate the Human Rights of Children and Adolescents (NNA).Read more
“Hogar de Esperanza y Paz” (House of Hope and Peace) is a Global Ministries Partner at the U.S. Mexico Border. It is a movement of primarily women and children that are working to create peace and justice. They work from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.Read more
Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries is a Global Ministries Partner at the U.S. Mexico Border.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We are living in humble gratitude to God for your outpouring of love and support, concern and compassion. ¡Muchimas Gracias!
Your questions are so good, insightful, and giving. Your desires are so steadfast in love of neighbor.
Over the last 35 years most of the people we serve have come fleeing for their lives. I myself was a political prisoner under Fidel Castro in Cuba. I suffered the conditions of torture on my mind, body, and spirit. I can tell quickly if someone is a real survivor or telling me a “make-believe” story.Read more