National Day of Mourning and Lament on Monday, June 1, is a joint effort of faith leaders and mayors

Faith leaders from around the country are working with the US Conference of Mayors to make Monday, June 1, a National Day of Mourning and Lament as the nation surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 people lost to COVID-19. Approximately 100 faith leaders signed on to the call for the commemoration, including representatives of Christian […]

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Brethren bits for May 30, 2020

In this issue: Ecumenical statements on the killing of George Floyd and a statement from Central Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va.; Annual Conference Moderator’s Town Hall on “Faith, Science, and COVID-19″; first-ever virtual graduation at McPherson College; and more. […]

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Newsline for May 30, 2020

“My soul melts away for sorrow” (Psalm 119:28a). NEWS 1) National Day of Mourning and Lament on Monday, June 1, is a joint effort of faith leaders and mayors2) Workcamp Ministry will offer seven weeks of virtual workcamps3) Global Food Initiative grants support community gardens, agriculture in Haiti and Ecuador4) Financial support is encouraged for […]

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Financial support is encouraged for Outdoor Ministries Association camps

By Linetta Ballew “Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away.Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more.It’s just like a magic penny, hold it tight, and you won’t have any.Lend it, spend it, and you’ll have so many, they’ll roll all over the […]

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Global Food Initiative grants support community gardens, agriculture in Haiti and Ecuador

The Global Food Initiative (GFI) of the Church of the Brethren has given several grants in recent weeks, supporting community garden projects, agriculture in Haiti, a consultant for assessment of the programs of Fundacion Brethren y Unida in Ecuador, An allocation of $4,998.82 will help Osage Church of the Brethren in McCune, Kan., and the […]

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Newsline for May 22, 2020

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty’” (John 6:35). NEWS 1) Continued engagement around the compelling vision is planned2) Brethren Academy celebrates students who have completed their ministry training3) Brethren Disaster Ministries shares updates on […]

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Brethren bits for May 22, 2020

— Brethren Disaster Ministries has shared an update on the Michigan flooding. Dan Rossman, director of Pastoral and Congregational Support for the Michigan District executive team, informed staff yesterday that none of the Brethren church buildings (Midland Church of the Brethren, the Church in Drive, and Zion Church of the Brethren) were affected by the flooding in […]

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Intercultural Ministries conversation with Mungi Ngomane is a success

By LaDonna Sanders Nkosi Recently, Intercultural Ministries hosted #ConversationsTogether with Mungi Ngomane, author of “Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way.” The online event was a success, wtih 46 participants from churches and districts across the US sharing in conversation. Ngomane is the grand-daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. She […]

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