BVS Volunteer from Germany Is Detained for Visa Lapse

Church News and Resources on Immigration A “Brethren Bit” from the May 5, 2010, issue of the Church of the Brethren Newsline: The new immigration law in Arizona is being critiqued by Christian leaders including the National Council of Churches (NCC) and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops denounced the law as “draconian” […]

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Church Rep Attends ‘Beijing + 15’ on Status of Women

The following report from Doris Abdullah, Church of the Brethren representative to the United Nations, reports her experience at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women: So exactly what was the 54th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women from March 1-12 at the United Nations in New York all about anyway? […]

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Intercultural Consultation Celebrates Diversity in Harmony

  The church’s twelfth Intercultural Consultation and Celebration was held on April 22-25 at Camp Harmony in Pennsylvania. Approximately 100 Church of the Brethren members gathered around the theme, “Live in harmony with one another,” with Romans 12:15-17 providing the biblical context. Above, Ruben Deoleo, the denominational director of Intercultural Ministry, speaks at one of the […]

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Seminary Charts Course for New Direction with Strategic Plan

At its March 2010 meeting, the Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees approved a strategic plan to guide the work of the seminary through 2015. Bethany Seminary is the graduate school and academy for theological education for the Church of the Brethren, located in Richmond, Ind. Passage of the plan marked completion of another step […]

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Newsline for May 5, 2010

May 5, 2010 “Live in harmony with one another” (Romans 12:16). NEWS 1) Seminary charts course for a new direction with strategic plan. 2) Intercultural consultation celebrates diversity in harmony. 3) BVS volunteer from Germany is detained for visa lapse. 4) Church representative attends ‘Beijing + 15′ on status of women. PERSONNEL 5) Shaffer retires […]

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