In 1967, the Church was gathering in its 118th Assembly and final Assembly as the International Convention of Christian Churches, soon to be named Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). During this gathering, a group of courageous men and women met and started working on a resolution to bring to before the assembly to challenge the church to be the Church and work on the issues of poverty and racism.
In March of the following year, in 1968, just one month before the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the first steering committee met to implement the Resolution 29, our Church’s intentional effort to address the sin of racism through funding and direct action in the communities where our congregations, Regions, General Ministries and Recognized Ministry partners serve.
2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of both, the work of Reconciliation in our Church and the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Therefore, we invite you to join us as we celebrate the intersection of both transforming events. We will be reflecting on our mission through historical facts and the message of Dr. King “Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution.”