Newsline for January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 “…That your joy may be complete” (John 15:11b). A photo of the Mack house in Germantown, Pa., is one of the “Hidden Gems” displayed at a new page at www.brethren.org  posted by the Brethren Historical Library and Archive. Photos and captions describe interesting pieces from the archival collection at the Church of […]

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Newsline Special: Commemorating Martin Luther King Day 2011

“…Live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11b). 1) Church leaders make response to ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail.’ 2) NCC general secretary calls for prayer vigils in response to gun violence. 3) Brethren bits: Brethren-related colleges observe Martin Luther King Day. ******************************************** 1) Church leaders make […]

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Prayer for Haiti on One-Year Anniversary of 2010 Earthquake

A new artesian well dug in Haiti with the help of Brethren Disaster Ministries offers the life-saving gift of clean, potable water. Photo by Jeff Boshart Brethren Disaster Ministries staff and volunteers are calling for prayers for Haiti as Brethren help rebuild there. Today, Jan. 12, is the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that struck […]

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Newsline for January 12, 2011

“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters” (James 4:11). “Brethren in the News” is a new page on the denominational website offering a listing of currently published news about Brethren congregations and individuals. Find the latest newspaper reports, television clips, and more by clicking on “Brethren in the News,” a link in the […]

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BVS Opens New Intentional Community House in Portland

The Fall 2010 training unit of Brethren Volunteer Service (group photo above) held orientation in Portland, Ore. — the location where the organization has opened its second Intentional Community House. Four current and former BVS volunteers are living in the house, with sponsorship from Peace Church of the Brethren. In a continued effort to foster intentional Christian community for volunteers, […]

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Church Leader Joins in National Call to Civility Following Arizona Shooting

Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, is one of the American religious leaders calling for prayer following the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 8. Photo by Marcia Shetler Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger has added his signature to a letter to members of Congress following the shooting […]

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Weak Commitment to Human Rights Leads to Divestment from Cisco

Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) uses Boston Common Asset Management as one of its investment managers. BBT also is a long-time shareholder of Cisco Systems and active participant in the investor-driven human rights campaign. Boston Common Asset Management, LLC, has divested of its holdings in Cisco Systems, Inc., stock due in part to the company’s weak human rights […]

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