Manchester College Receives $35 Million Grant

Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., has received a $35 million grant from Lilly Endowment to launch a School of Pharmacy. The grant–the largest in Manchester College history–will help the college develop its first doctoral program on a Fort Wayne campus, surrounded by regional hospitals, pharmacies, and health care facilities and services. Responding to the […]

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Newsline for December 30, 2010

Online registration opens in the first few days of January for several Church of the Brethren events. On Jan. 3, delegates to the 2011 Annual Conference can begin registering at www.brethren.org/ac . Also on Jan. 3, at 7 p.m. (central time), registration for the 2011 workcamps opens at www.brethren.org/workcamps . Registration for the March 2011 […]

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Sudan Council of Churches Requests Prayer for Upcoming Referendum

A beautiful river scene from southern Sudan, taken by Church of the Brethren mission worker Michael Wagner. The south of the country is to vote on secession from the north in a crucial Referendum scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. The Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) is asking partner churches to be in prayer for the Referendum in southern Sudan. The vote […]

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Mission Staff Give Leadership for Peace Events in Nigeria

In an update on their work with Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) mission staff Nathan and Jennifer Hosler have reported on a number of peace events and peacebuilding classes they teach at EYN’s Kulp Bible College in eastern Nigeria. In the meantime, a recurrence of violence and bombings over […]

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Bethany Seminary Receives Grants for Events and Programs

Martin Marty (top right) greets students at Bethany Seminary’s 2010 Presidential Forum. The seminary has received a $200,000 grant to endow the forums. Photo courtesy of BethanyIn other news from Bethany, president Ruthann Knechel Johansen has been named the Church of the Brethren representative to the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Jamaica next year–the culminating event of the Decade […]

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NCC Leaders Offer Pastoral Advice to Senate on Nuclear Arms Reduction

With perhaps unintended irony, two US senators have declared that Christmas is not the time to move toward peace by reducing the number of nuclear arms in the arsenals of the US and Russia. Today, Dec. 15, general secretary of the National Council of Churches Michael Kinnamon and several heads of NCC member communions, including […]

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John Kline Homestead Closes in on Goal to Purchase Property

There is “exciting news” coming from the John Kline Homestead preservation project, according to leader Paul Roth. The project is within $5,000 of raising the $425,000 needed to purchase the historic Kline family property by the end of this year. A John Kline Homestead Preservation Trust was created in 2006 in hopes of preserving and eventually […]

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Annual Conference Reveals 2011 Logo, Makes Online Input Form Available

A new logo and a full theme statement for the 2011 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren have been released. Moderator Robert Alley has posted a full statement about the 2011 theme, “Gifted with Promise: Extending Jesus’ Table,” at www.cobannualconference.org/pdfs/ Theme&DailyThemes.pdf  along with detailed plans for Conference worship services. In other news from […]

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Newsline for December 15, 2010

“Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” (James 5:8). 1) Annual Conference issues 2011 logo, makes online input form available for Special Response. 2) Meeting issues ‘Letter from Santo Domingo to All Churches.’ 3) NCC leaders offer pastoral advice to Senate on nuclear arms reduction. 4) Murray Williams tour proclaims Anabaptist […]

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