Counter-Recruitment Event Challenges Anabaptist Tradition

On the weekend eve of national elections, Brethren, Mennonites, and others gathered in San Antonio, Texas, to explore national issues of conscience. The group realized that whether or not there was a majority party shift in Congress, the time is now for peacemakers of conscience to speak with a clear voice in regards to war […]

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Bethany Seminary Board Considers Student Profile, Increases Tuition

The Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees gathered for its semi-annual meeting Oct. 27-29 at the school’s campus in Richmond, Ind. Main items of business included a report of statistics about the student body, an increase in tuition, and a new financial aid program to serve the student profile. The board’s Academic Affairs Committee reported […]

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Newsline for November 8, 2006

“Love never ends.” — 1 Corinthians 13:8a NEWS 1) Easing burdens of disaster recovery in Mississippi. 2) Disaster Child Care responding in New York, Pacific Northwest. 3) Committee on Interchurch Relations sets interfaith focus for 2007. 4) Brethren Revival Fellowship BVS unit has begun service. 5) Atlantic Southeast District conference is held in Puerto Rico. […]

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National Young Adult Conference Planned for 2008

“NYAC is coming!!! NYAC is coming!!!” said an announcement of the Church of the Brethren’s next National Young Adult Conference, planned for Aug. 11-15, 2008. Young adults from Church of the Brethren congregations across the country will meet at the Estes Park YMCA camp in Colorado, just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. Smaller young […]

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Newsline Special for November 3, 2006

“Were not our hearts burning within us, while he was talking to us on the road…?” — Luke 24:32a Report from Fall meetings of the General Board 1) General Board sets 2007 budget, discusses immigration and stem cell research, recommends joining Christian Churches Together. 2) Pastoral letter encourages church to love neighbors equally. 3) Mission […]

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Committee on Interchurch Relations Sets Interfaith Focus for 2007

The Committee on Interchurch Relations (CIR) met Sept. 22-24 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. CIR is responsible for ecumenical and interfaith relations on behalf of the Church of the Brethren General Board and Annual Conference. It was decided that an emphasis on interfaith conversations and understanding will highlight the […]

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Witness/Washington Office: 2007 Federal Budget Cuts Cause Deep Concerns

Domestic Human Needs, an ecumenical faith-based working group, has expressed the need for action by the faith community in terms of the 2007 federal budget, reports the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The 2007 federal budget will be finalized in the upcoming “lame duck” session of Congress, following the […]

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