Peace church testimonies – Iglesias de paz resaltan sus testimonies

Peace church testimonies highlight struggles and successes, told with joy and tears Iglesias de paz resaltan sus testimonies de luchas y victorias con lágrimas y regocijo   The meeting room where participants gathered for most of the main sessions of the Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America, at a Catholic retreat center outside Santo […]

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Conference holds day of reporting – Participantes de la conferencia informan

Conference holds day of reporting from participants’ work for peace Participantes de la conferencia informan sobre su trabajo por la paz (Nov. 29, 2010) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – A full day of reporting was held today by the participants in the Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America, which continues this week through Thursday […]

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Peace Church Gathering in Latin America Begins – Convocatoria De Iglesias Pacifistas en América

Peace church gathering in Latin America begins with focus on the ‘peace of the city’ Convocatoria de iglesias pacifistas en América Latina empieza enfocando ‘paz en la ciudad’ (Nov. 28, 2010) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — Representatives of the Historic Peace Churches in Latin America began a week of meetings today with a focus on […]

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Spanish Language Ministry Training Track Is Available to Brethren

A new Spanish language ministry training track is being created for the Church of the Brethren, through the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership and a Mennonite ministry certification program, Seminario Biblico Anabautista Hispano. The Brethren Academy is a partnership of the Church of the Brethren and Bethany Theological Seminary. In a report to the fall […]

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NCC Centennial Gathering Celebrates 100 Years of Ecumenism

Last week’s Centennial Gathering of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS) brought more than 400 people to New Orleans, La., to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1910 World Mission Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland–an event many church historians regard as the beginning of the modern ecumenical movement. The National Council […]

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Disaster Volunteers Receive a Warm Welcome in a Cold Climate

Located in north-central South Dakota, the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation recently became the coldest “hot spot” for disaster relief activity. An economically depressed area that suffered damage from a tornado, the reservation was in need of volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks before extreme winter weather set in. After receiving an urgent […]

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Church Helps Haitians Access Clean Water During Cholera Outbreak

The 85th house to be constructed by Brethren Disaster Ministries in Haiti has been completed for the family of Jean Bily Telfort, who serves as general secretary of L’Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Church of the Brethren in Haiti).Photo by Jeff Boshart The Church of the Brethren is providing help to communities and neighborhoods of […]

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Progressive Brethren Gathering Hears from Seminary President

Bethany Seminary president Ruthann Knechel Johansen called for a new sense of wonder in a time of “dis-ease,” as she gave the keynote address to the Progressive Brethren Gathering this past weekend in North Manchester, Ind. Bethany Theological Seminary president Ruthann Knechel Johansen was the keynote speaker at the 2010 Progressive Brethren Gathering held in […]

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Newsline for November 18, 2010

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart” (Psalm 9:1a). 1) Progressive Brethren Gathering hears from seminary president. 2) Church helps Haitians access clean water during cholera outbreak. 3) NCC centennial gathering celebrates 100 years of ecumenism. 4) Spanish language ministry training track is available to Brethren. 5) Disaster volunteers receive a […]

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Newsline for November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin […]

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