Tuesday, February 15, 2011



WHAT: 2011 Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice

WHEN: March 25 - 28, 2011

WHERE: DoubleTree Crystal City

THEME: Development, Security and Economic Justice: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

Learn more about the conference and register tooday at www.advocacydays.org

NOTE: On Saturday, March 26th, at 7:30 PM, there will be a special free event for Disciples and ecumenical guests featuring Michael Kinnamon. Dr. Kinnamon will be speaking on the topic, "Gender Equality and the Future of Ecumenism."

This special event will take place in the Van Buren Room at 7:30 pm.

Dr. Michael Kinnamon, an ecumenical theologian and activist, is the General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Learn more about the conference and register tooday at www.advocacydays.org

Monday, January 17, 2011


King Day Blessings!

The DISCIPLES ADVOCACY & WITNESS NETWORK of the Christian Church Capital Area joins many others within our region, throughout our denomination, across our nation, and around the globe to honor the birthday, life, mission, vision, and continuing challenge of one of America's strongest advocates for justice and peace: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PRAYER: O God of our salvation, give us the grace and strength to keep Dr. King's dream alive, and to make his vision of the Beloved Community a central part of our lives as Christians, as Americans, and as members of the world community. We make this prayer in the name of the One who gave the vision to Dr. King and to us, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

CLICK HERE to watch Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" Speech.

CLICK HERE to read the full transcript.

CLICK HERE to read Dr. King's Letter from the Birmingham Jail.

CLICK HERE to read Dr. King's speech to striking sanitation workers in Memphis.

CLICK HERE to read Dr. King's speech on the Vietnam War.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


Have a Blessed Epiphany!

The DISCIPLES ADVOCACY and WITNESS NETWORK (DAWN) in the Christian Church Capital Area hopes you had a very merry Christmas and, if you celebrated it, a wonderful and enriching Kwanzaa.

On this holy Feast of the Epiphany, we wish you a blessed new year and pray that you will have many opportunities to share and receive gifts--especially the gifts of God's compassion, justice and peace.

Please remember DAWN, the Commission for Mission, and the Capital Area in your prayers. And please remember financially to support your congregation, our region, and the general ministries of our church.

The icon, "The Holy Epiphany," is the work of Lewis Williams. This and other icons can be found at Bridge Building Images.

Saturday, January 01, 2011


Happy New Year!

The DISCIPLES ADVOCACY and WITNESS NETWORK (DAWN) of the Christian Church Capital Area wishes you, your family, and all your loved ones a happy and blessed new year.

As we enter a new year, please keep in your prayers the ministries of DAWN and its many partners in mission.

Saturday, December 25, 2010



The volunteers of the Disciples Advocacy & Witness Network (DAWN) wish you, your family, your congregation, and all your loved ones a very Merry Christmas, a Happy Kwanzaa, and a New Year full of God's blessings!

Please keep the following DAWN-related ministries in your prayers: the Pilgrimage Outreach Center, the regional Proreconciliation/Anti-racism Initiative, and the Disciples Center for Public Witness.

DAWN is a ministry of the Christian Church Capital Area.

Please remember the region in your holiday giving:

Christian Church Capital Area
8814 Kensington Parkway, Suite 208
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-6743