What Makes for Peace? A Nomination for Okinawa Peace Prize

Since 1895 the world recognizes individuals through the Nobel Prize for achievements in various fields such as economics, physics, literature, or medicine. The Nobel Peace Prize is the best known and perhaps the most revered prize as it recognizes a peacemaker in a world that is often in conflict. There is another peace prize award. It is not as well known and has a history only since 2001. It is the Okinawa Peace Prize. […]

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Newsline is Now Available as an RSS Feed

Would you like to have constantly updated Church of the Brethren news for your church, district, or even personal website? An RSS feed is now available to add Newsline content to another website, and to update automatically. […]

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Leaders in Disaster Ministry to Gather at Brethren Service Center

Faith communities often play a crucial role in responding to disasters throughout the US, such as by building houses, providing emotional care to survivors, and meeting other unmet needs. How and why faith communities respond to disasters will be explored at the 2012 Church World Service (CWS) Forum on Domestic Disaster Ministry, March 19-21 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.
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Newsline for January 5, 2012

This Jan. 25, 2012, issue of Newsline includes 1) Daily devotion leaders announced for 2012 Annual Conference. 2) New web design, 2012 Annual Conference packet are unveiled. 3) BMC approved as project site for BVS. 4) Client investments enable BBT to take stand against human trafficking. 5) Brethren congregations among those being surveyed. 6) Stewardship leadership seminar focuses on generosity. 7) Leaders in disaster ministry to gather at Brethren Service Center. 8) Bethany Seminary to hold 2012 Presidential Forum. 9) Renovaré Essentials Conference offered by Atlantic Northeast District. 10) Clergy Tax Seminar will review tax law, 2011 changes. 11) What makes for peace? A nomination for Okinawa Peace Prize. 12) Brethren bits: Personnel, jobs, nursing scholarships, Nigeria, and much more. […]

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Client Investments Enable BBT to Take Stand Against Human Trafficking

Putting the spotlight on global slavery and trafficking: That is what retirement contributions and congregational investments through Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) have helped achieve through the agency’s socially responsible investing initiatives. BBT signed on to a January letter urging the US Congress to require large companies to enact policies and auditing procedures that can expose and eliminate human mistreatment in their global supply chains.
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Clergy Tax Seminar Will Review Tax Law, 2011 Changes

A tax seminar for clergy will be held on Feb. 20 through a collaboration of Bethany Seminary’s Office of Electronic Communication, the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, and the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry. Seminary students, pastors, and other church leaders are invited to attend the seminar either in person at Bethany Seminary in Richmond, Ind., or online. […]

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Stewardship Leadership Seminar Focuses on Generosity

On Nov. 28, 2011, more than 80 steward leaders gathered at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Fla., for the Ecumenical Stewardship Center 2011 Leadership Seminar. The theme was “Creating Congregational Culture of Generosity in the 21st Century.” Representatives from nearly 20 denominations heard presentations on the subject by plenary speakers Carol F. Johnston, Jill Schumann, and Paul Johnson. Attendees participated in lively discussion, sharing of ideas, and mutual encouragement.
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