Newsline for February 22, 2012

This issue of Newsline includes the following stories: 1) Financial report for 2011 includes hopeful signs and cause for concern. 2) Annual CCT meeting has anti-racism, anti-poverty focus. 3) Tax credit for health care expenses can help a church save. 4) Brethren couple to teach another semester at university in N. Korea. 5) Church representative attends World Interfaith Harmony week at UN. 6) Paynes called to lead Southeastern District. 7) Youth Peace Travel Team is named for 2012. 8) Leadership summit is planned for late March. 9) May is Older Adult Month on theme, ‘Aging with Passion and Purpose.’ 10) Stewardship is a team effort: A reflection on fundraising results for 2011. 11) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, jobs, Annual Conference, district news, much more. […]

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Brethren Bits for February 22, 2012

This issue of Brethren bits starts off with a remembrance for longtime Brethren Press employee Esther Craig, and continues with a personnel announcement from Brethren Benefit Trust, job and internship openings, a note from Conference Office director Chris Douglas, more news from Annual Conference, the spring “Guide for Biblical Studies” by Greg Davidson Laszakovits, a “Friend of the Court” amicus brief, and much, much more.
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Annual CCT Meeting Has Anti-Racism, Anti-Poverty Focus

Christian Churches Together (CCT) completed its annual meeting Feb. 17 in Memphis, Tenn. Attending were 85 national church leaders from the organization’s five “faith families”: African-American, Catholic, Historic Protestant, Evangelical/Pentecostal, and Orthodox Christian. The group of men and women of many colors and ethnicities sought together to better understand and more effectively organize to combat racism and poverty in America.
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