Newsline for February 14, 2007

“…Let us love one another, because love is from God…,” — 1 John 4:7a NEWS 1) Faith expedition takes Brethren to Vietnam. 2) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, trips, and much more. UPCOMING EVENTS 3) New African-American music group to tour. 4) Brethren help sponsor christian peace witness on war anniversary. 5) Plans progress for […]

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Eat Lots of Fries, Make Biodiesel

(Feb. 13, 2007) — What started curiously with a “What if?” is fueling student lab work, lessons in environmental science–and Manchester College lawnmowers, a maintenance van, and leaf blowers. What if the college converted that used vegetable frying oil from Chartwells dining service into biodiesel, wondered Jeff Osborne, assistant professor of chemistry. “The concept of […]

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Plans Progress for 300th Anniversary of Brethren Movement

(Feb. 12, 2007) — The Anniversary Committee of Annual Conference has announced several plans for special events and commemorations of the 300th anniversary of the Brethren movement. Among them are an opening celebration this fall in Germantown, Pa., joint events will be held with the Brethren Church at the 2008 Annual Conference, and a “300th […]

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Brethren Help Sponsor Christian Witness for Peace on 4th Anniversary of Iraq War

(Feb. 8, 2007) — A “Christian Peace Witness for Iraq” is planned for Washington, D.C., on March 16, the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. Two Church of the Brethren ministries–the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the General Board, and On Earth Peace–are among organizations partnering to sponsor the event. Other sponsors […]

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Faith Expedition Takes Brethren to Vietnam

(Feb. 6, 2007) — A faith expedition organized by the Brethren Witness/Washington Office, in conjunction with Church World Service (CWS), completed a successful and uplifting trip to Vietnam in the first two weeks of January. The office is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. Church World Service currently works in eight […]

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International Brethren Leaders Respond to Iraq War Speech

(Feb. 1, 2007) — Leaders of international Brethren bodies were invited to consider giving their own responses to President Bush’s speech on the Iraq war, as Stan Noffsinger considered his response to the Jan. 10 speech. Noffsinger serves as general secretary to the Church of the Brethren General Board–his response appeared as a “Newsline Extra” […]

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