Brethren Couple to Join Faculty of North Korean University

Church of the Brethren Newsline Jan. 29, 2010 A Church of the Brethren couple from Kansas, Robert and Linda Shank, are to teach at North Korea’s new Pyongyang University of Science and Techology opening this spring. The Shanks will be working in North Korea under the auspices of the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission […]

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Newsline Extra for January 28, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Annual Conference registration and other upcoming events Jan. 28, 2010  UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Annual Conference online registration opens Feb. 22. 2) Intercultural Consultation and Celebration offers online registration. 3) Bethany Seminary’s third Presidential Forum takes […]

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Newsline for January 28, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Jan. 28, 2010 “My eyes are ever toward the Lord…” (Psalm 25:15). NEWS 1) Brethren earthquake response shapes up, feeding program begins. 2) Delegation member sends update from Haiti. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund receives more than […]

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DR Brethren Begin Aid Effort, Share Concern for Relatives in Haiti

Buildings collapsed in the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (top photo); and one of the impromptu tent cities springing up around the city, made out of sticks, sheets, blankets, and tarpaulins. Photos by Roy Winter, executive director of Brethren Disaster Ministries The World Council of Churches (WCC) has called on the international community to cancel Haiti’s […]

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Brethren Earthquake Response Shapes Up, Feeding Program Begins

Joyful children receive tickets for food at a feeding point set up by Brethren in Port-au-Prince. The feeding program put in place by Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren) with help from Brethren Disaster Ministries, is at the Paul Lochard No. 2 School. The program started on Jan. 25 and is serving about 500 children with […]

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Delegation Member Sends Update from Haiti

Jeff Boshart (top left in red hat) joins a Church of the Brethren delegation in a visit to one of the Brethren-built homes in Haiti. In the background is a house in Port-au-Prince built by Brethren Disaster Ministries for the widow of a Haitian Brethren pastor–found in good shape while nearby houses had collapsed in the earthquake. Boshart coordinates […]

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Emergency Disaster Fund Receives More Than $100,000 for Haiti

Sunday school classes at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Ill. (above), Elizabethtown (Pa.) College students, seniors at a Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio, musicians at the University of La Verne, and churches of Virlina District are among the many across the country who are contributing to the Church of the Brethren relief […]

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Disaster Ministries Executive Posts Final Journal Entries from Haiti Trip

Roy Winter (top center in red hat), executive of Brethren Disaster Ministries, stands in front of a house his program built in Port-au-Prince. Winter’s group visited the house during their delegation to the earthquake affected areas of Port-au-Prince, and found the Brethren-built house still stands while neighboring buildings have collapsed. View a video interview with Winter filmed on his return from Haiti yesterday (go to PageServer?pagename=serve_brethren_disaster_ministries […]

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Church World Service Distributes Food, Water, Supplies in Haiti

Above: Warehouse of disaster relief supplies at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The supplies distributed in Haiti by Church World Service (CWS) are warehoused, processed, and shipped from the Brethren Service Center by the Church of the Brethren’s Material Resources staff. For video reports of the Haiti relief effort at the Brethren Service Center, made by Brethren videographer David […]

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Brethren Congregations Across the US Take Part in the Haiti Relief Effort

Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren collected and assembled 300-plus hygiene kits for Haiti after church on Sunday. Sunday school classes helped assemble the kits, which will be sent to the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., for processing and shipping to Haiti, where they will be distributed by Church World Service to quake survivors. […]

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