From Bullets to Bibles: Brethren Ministers and Civil War Veterans

Monday night at the 2011 Annual Conference wasn’t lacking for distractions. But that didn’t prevent more than 200 Brethren from crowding together to hear Jeffrey Bach, director of the Young Center at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, share a few of the stories that are part of his study of the over 170 soldiers in the Union or Confederate armies during the Civil War who later became Brethren ministers. […]

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Bob Krouse is Chosen as Moderator-Elect, in Election Results

Election results for the 2011 Annual Conference were announced in business today. Elections were held during yesterday’s business sessions. Bob Krouse, who was nominated from the floor, was elected to the position of moderator-elect. He is a resident of Fredericksburg, Pa., and serves as pastor of Little Swatara Church of the Brethren in Atlantic Northeast District […]

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Newsline Special: Standing Committee Report and Recommendation on Special Response

The Annual Conference officers today released the Standing Committee report and recommendation on the two “Special Response” business items related to issues of sexuality–“A Statement of Confession and Commitment” and “Query: Language on Same-Sex Covenantal Relationships.” The Standing Committee of district delegates held its discussions of the two items in closed sessions during prea-Conference meetings. […]

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Facing the Race at Annual Conference

A light cloud cover and the cool early hour made the morning of July 3 a great time for a walk or run. The Annual 5K Fitness Challenge sponsored by Brethren Benefit Trust took place at Millennium Park, six miles outside of downtown Grand Rapids, at 7 a.m. sharp. As the sleepily–though energetic–crowd of 150 gathered at the starting line. […]

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Pregunta: Lenguaje sobre relaciones de acuerdo entre individuos del mismo sexo (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query Language on Same Sex Covenantal Relationships)

Pregunta: Lenguaje sobre relaciones de acuerdo entre individuos del mismo sexo (Annual Conference 2011 business item: Query Language on Same Sex Covenantal Relationships). Considerando que la Iglesia de los Hermanos tiene una historia y práctica de buscar la reconciliación, y Considerando que la Iglesia de los Hermanos ha experimentado … […]

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