April 2, 1988 |
Executive bodies of two Protestant denominations have agreed that their new ecumenical partnership eventually will involve "mutual recognition of members and ordained ministers" and "full communion." The statement was approved in a joint meeting of the executive council of the 1.7-million-member United Church of Christ and administrative committee of the 1.1-million-member Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
August 3, 1991 |
The Rev. Michael K. Kinnamon, whose failure to condemn homosexuality led critics to challenge his nomination as chief executive of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has been confirmed as the official nominee. The 42-year-old dean of Lexington Theological Seminary will stand for election at the denomination's October general assembly in Tulsa, Okla., after more than three-fourths of the church's General Board voted to confirm him as nominee for general minister and president.
September 14, 1991 |
A conservative group in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will seek to put the issue of ordaining practicing homosexuals to a vote at the denomination's General Assembly in October despite a move by the church's General Board to keep the question off the agenda.
September 28, 1991 |
Nomination of the Rev. Michael Kinnamon as general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is shaping up as the hottest item on the agenda of the 1-million-member denomination's 1991 General Assembly next month in Tulsa, Okla. The nomination of Kinnamon, dean of church-related Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Ky.
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August 5, 1989 |
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) made ecumenical history at its General Assembly this week by electing a Roman Catholic priest as a voting member of its governing board. Elected was Msgr. Philip Morris of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in South Orange, N.J., a priest who had participated in theological dialogues between Disciples and Catholics for 15 years. The 1.1-million-member denomination is believed to be the first U.S. church body to take such a step.
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July 31, 1993 |
Delegates to the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) overwhelmingly chose the Rev. Richard L. Hamm to head the denomination, overriding misgivings by some delegates about the Nashville, Tenn., minister's permissive attitude toward ordaining homosexuals. Delegates gave Hamm 91.7% of the 4,058 votes cast July 17 in St.