Promoting a passion for justice within our church and churches.

Providing prophetic Disciples leadership to ecumenical and interfaith coalitions.

Working with other people of faith and conscience to build the Beloved Community envisioned by Dr. King.

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Friday, May 03, 2019

Repairers of the Breach: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Reflects on Poor People’s Campaign

Wednesday, on behalf of the Poor People’s Campaign, I stood with North Carolina’s teachers and support staff as they marched in Raleigh against regressive extremists who are gutting public education, refusing to expand Medicaid, and denying fair wages.

The rally and march looked like Moral Mondays all over again. And that’s exactly what we need. Black, white, Brown, young, old, gay, and straight coming together to stand in moral fusion. Because extremists will keep trying to divide us and pit us against one another. But if they thought they could split us up, they ain’t seen nothing yet.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Sign petition: Abolish Electoral College

Dear DJAN Leaders, Activists, Supporters, Partners, Allies, and Friends,

One of the surprising developments in this political season is the growing demand for reforming the electoral, legal and judicial systems by measures such as getting rid of the Electoral College and overturning the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision which allows unlimited corporate financing of elections.

Public support for these and similar goals is starting to worry many politicians and for good reason: reform threatens their hold on power. 

DJAN Supports H.R. 2407

DJAN joins with the Disciples Palestine Israel Networkto support dismantling structural injustices and inequalities, and protecting all children from harm—especially the brown and black children, from the US to Palestine, that are the most vulnerable to structural violence.

H.R. 2407, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, amends an existing human rights law known as the “Leahy Law” to specifically prohibit US funds from being used for the “military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment” of children.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

DJAN joins others in opposing white nationalist Stephen Miller. TAKE ACTION NOW!

On Monday, in the chaos of Donald Trump's purge of his top immigration officials, The Wall Street Journal released a terrifying report that Trump has told Stephen Miller that he is now "in charge" of America's immigration policy.1

For years, news reports about Miller have called him an immigration hard-liner, but let's be clear: Stephen Miller is a white nationalist.

Stephen Miller has long been the engine behind some of the Trump administration's most heinous, racist immigration policies. He crafted the original Muslim Ban, helped to orchestrate the family separation policy, and is responsible for killing a bipartisan immigration bill that would have protected DACA recipients.2

If Congress doesn't step in to stop Stephen Miller from acting as the de facto head of the Department of Homeland Security, the consequence will be a moral and humanitarian catastrophe.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Tell Congress: Pass the Equality Act

(From Interfaith Alliance)

Across religious and ethical traditions, Americans share the common belief that every person should be treated equally under the law. As we strive to remedy historic injustices, our federal civil rights laws provide an essential bulwark against discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability. But until now, protections for LGBTQ+ people have largely been left up to the states.

No one’s civil rights should depend on the state or zip code they live in. That’s why last week, moral leaders in the House and the Senate introduced the Equality Act to ensure that LGBTQ+ people receive the same protections anywhere in the country.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Thank You, Terri! (Sign the Statement Today)

Support our GMP's ongoing engagement in justice action.
Thank her for her prophetic public witness!
Let her know how much you appreciate her leadership and passion for justice.

Note:  This effort does not constitute an endorsement of DJAN and all of its prophetic positions by our GMP or our overall church.  This is a statement of support by DJAN and those who sign it of Terri's prophetic public witness through bold justice action.  So please add your name today!


Thank you, Terri!

Given the many challenges that currently confront both our church and our society, we need strong church leadership that is committed to justice advocacy.  That’s why we are so richly blessed to have The Rev. Teresa (Terri) Hord Owens as our General Minister and President.  Like so many others in our denomination, we praise God for her strong leadership, for her pastor's heart, and for her obvious passion for justice.  Her vision and commitment and strong prophetic public witness make all of us proud to be members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)!

Her vision has been articulated in the many sermons and speeches she has given across the life of the church.  Her values are well-known because of her strong support for such movements and events as MLK 50ACT Now: Unite to End Racism, and the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.  And her commitment is evident in her justice action--including being arrested for her involvement in nonviolent direct action on behalf of "the least of these."

Please join us in expressing our gratitude to Terri for her passion for justice and for her willingness to take action to express this passion.  Join us as we pray for her and encourage her to continue, in word and deed, to promote a compelling vision of true community in both church and society.

Please sign this statement of gratitude thanking our GMP for all that she does to lead us in the ways of peace and justice so that, together, we might make our churches, our two nations (Canada and the United States), and our world more closely resemble the reign of God.

This statement, with your signature and that of many others, will be presented to Terri by DJAN leadership on behalf of all justice-seeking Disciples of Christ.  Please sign it today and share it with others!

Thanks and many blessings!