Brethren College Professor Arrested in Sting Investigation

Late afternoon on July 20, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College officials were informed that David Eller, an ordained minister and director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietest Studies and chair of the Religious Studies Department, was arrested and charged with attempted unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a computer. The Pennsylvania attorney […]

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Brethren Take to the Streets in Iraq War Witness During Annual Conference

By Todd Flory Daily news and photos will be posted from National Youth Conference (NYC) on July 22-27. The conference will take place at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Beginning July 22 find the NYC daily pages at www.brethren.org (click on the link on the Feature Bar). On the day the Church of […]

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Newsline for July 19, 2006

“…Love one another….” — John 13:34b NEWS 1) Nigeria love offering yields $20,000 to rebuild and heal. 2) Emergency Disaster Fund issues more than $470,000 in grants. 3) Northern Plains holds first District Conference of the season. 4) Brethren bits: Job opening, honors, and much more. PERSONNEL 5) Leiter resigns as director of Information Services […]

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Preview of National Youth Conference

“He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Come and see.’” — John 1:39a 1) Thousands will ‘Come and See’ at National Youth Conference 2006. 2) Dominican Republic youth get first taste of US culture on way to NYC. 3) NYC nuggets. For daily news and photographs from National Youth Conference (NYC) beginning July 22 through July 27, […]

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‘Disaster Wall’ is Graced with the Names of Hundreds of Volunteers

A wall in Pensacola, Fla., has become a famous landmark for Brethren disaster volunteers. At the Brethren Disaster Response project in Pensacola, a “Disaster Wall” graced the living room of an apartment that until just a couple of weeks ago housed volunteers who traveled from across the country to rebuild and repair homes following Hurricanes […]

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Dominican Youth Get First Taste of US Culture on the Way to Youth Conference

A group of six youth from the Dominican Republic have “stepped out on faith” in their efforts to attend National Youth Conference, said Beth Gunzel. “It is a group of exceptional leaders who all have generous and kind spirits.” Gunzel is consultant for a microloan community development program in the Dominican Republic working with the […]

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Emergency Disaster Fund Issues More Than $400,000 in Grants

Recent grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) total $411,400 for disaster relief work around the world. The fund is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. A grant of $350,000 for longterm recovery work in southern Asia following the Dec. 2004 tsunami was announced at the General Board meeting in Des […]

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Brethren Minister Among Group Pardoned for WWI Sedition Convictions

A Church of the Brethren minister is among 78 people granted pardons for sedition convictions in Montana during World War I, the fruit of a Sedition Pardons Project at the University of Montana’s schools of Journalism and Law. The project was directed by Clemens P. Work, professor of media law and director of Graduate Studies […]

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Newsline for July 5, 2006

“Train yourself in godliness….” — 1 Timothy 4:7b NEWS FROM THE 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1) ‘Doing Church Business,’ Iraq war, divestment head Annual Conference business agenda. 2) Conference chooses James Beckwith as moderator for 2008. 3) Answers are received to questions about sexuality and ministry. PERSONNEL 4) Julie Garber is selected as editor of ‘Brethren […]

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