Saturday, July 15, 2006
SPECIAL FOCUS on HEALTH CARE
The Rev. Dr. Laird Thomason, Senior Fellow for Health and Health Care Concerns at the Disciples Center for Public Witness, presents the first of a series of updates with a special focus on health care.
To read Dr. Thomason's recent update on comprehensive health care for all, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
COMING SOON: Reflections on and Resources for End-of-Life Issues.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
GMP Speaks at National
Conference on Poverty
Speakers: Sharon Watkins, Jim Wallis, Senator Barack Obama, Marian Wright Edelman, Senator Hillary Clinton, Ambassador Tony Hall, Senator Blance Lincoln, Senator Rick Santorum, Senator Sam Brownback, Tony Campolo.
JUNE 26 - 28, 2006
Sponsors: Sojourners - Call to Renewal
Host: National City Christian Church (Washington, DC).
Dr. Watkins addressed the conference in the sanctuary of National City Christian Church on June 26, welcoming participants and calling for a movement of prophetic and compassionate Christians working with other people of faith and conscience to end poverty. Also speaking at the conference was the Rev. Dr. Tony Campolo, an evangelical Christian activist for peace and social justice who will be the keynote speaker this year at the regional assembly of the Christian Church Capital Area.
The conference was endorsed by Call to Renewal partners DJAN (Disciples Justice Action Network) and DAWN (Disciples Advocacy and Witness Network), and the Office of the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
CLICK HERE for More Information on the Conference.
CLICK HERE to read Dr. Watkin's opening sermon.
CLICK HERE to Read the Document Released at the Conference, The Covenant for a New America: Overcoming Poverty with Religious Commitment and Political Leadership.
CLICK HERE for More Information on the DISCIPLES CENTER for PUBLIC WITNESS.