Business Items Are Announced for the 2012 Annual Conference

The business items to come to the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in St. Louis, Mo., on July 7-11 are now available online. Also now available online are a series of brief delegate briefing videos featuring Annual Conference moderator Tim Harvey and secretary Fred Swartz. Find videos and links to business items at www.brethren.org/ac/2012-conference-business.html . […]

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Brethren Bits for April 19, 2012

This issue of Newsline includes Brethren bits about new personnel and a job opening at Brethren retirement centers, the Spring meeting of the On Earth Peace board, calls for nominations for the Open Roof award, information about Youth Sunday May 6, Brazilian Brethren work in a favela (shanty town), and lots of anniversaries, and even more college news. […]

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Newsline for April 19, 2012

News stories include: 1) Seminary forum discusses intersection of sexuality and spirituality. 2) Disciples and Brethren leaders explore partnerships in mission. 3) EDF grant supports Brethren disaster rebuilding site in Virginia. 4) Christians and Muslims meet to pursue peace and understanding. 5) Juniata College president Tom Kepple to retire. 6) Jantzi to serve as executive minister for Shenandoah District. 7) Revised Deacon Manual to be published in two volumes. 8) Video documents Nigerian Brethren experience of violence, peacemaking. 9) Track your steps at National Walk @ Lunch Day–and every day. 10) Honoring those who said no to war. 11) Brethren bits: Personnel, job, OEP board, Open Roof award, Youth Sunday, 100th anniversaries, college news, and more. […]

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Seminary Forum Discusses Intersection of Sexuality and Spirituality

Bethany Seminary’s Presidential Forum on “Joy and Suffering in the Body: Turning Toward Each Other” brought more than 160 people to the campus in Richmond, Ind., on April 12-14. Headlining the event was James Forbes, senior minister emeritus of New York’s Riverside Church and Harry Emerson Fosdick Adjunct Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary. […]

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Christians and Muslims Meet to Pursue Peace and Understanding

On March 10, a meeting of Christians and Muslims took place at Camp Ithiel in the Church of the Brethren’s Atlantic Southeast District. Initiated by the district’s Action for Peace Team, the event was planned with leaders of the Turkish Cultural Center in Orlando. Over 40 people attended, including 35 Brethren along with 8 Turkish who live in the area. […]

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