Newsline for Nov. 29, 2012

Newsline for Nov. 29, 2012: 1) General secretary joins NRCAT delegation to White House. 2) Vital Ministry Journey now open to all congregations, districts. 3) Conference calls Brethren back to mission roots. 4) Children’s Disaster Services continues to aid families recovering from storm. 5) Water project in Haiti is a memorial to Robert and Ruth Ebey. 6) James Troha is named Juniata College’s 12th president. 7) Bezon to retire from leadership of Children’s Disaster Services. 8) Atlantic Southeast, Northern Indiana name interim district executives. 9) World Interfaith Harmony Week is scheduled for February. 10) Christian Citizenship Seminar 2013 to address child poverty. 11) Advent celebrations take place across the Church of the Brethren. 12) Peace Camp 2012 in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A BVS reflection. 13) Brethren bits. […]

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Brethren Bits for Nov. 29, 2012

Brethren bits for Nov. 29, 2012: Today’s Brethren bits announces an opening for an assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Bridgewater College, congratulates a Manchester Peace Studies group for attending the SOA/WHINSEC vigil, reviews Powerhouse 2012, shares a Virlina District center move, offers some district conference briefs, and much more news from across the church. […]

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General Secretary Joins NRCAT Delegation to White House

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) organized and led a delegation of 22 religious leaders and NRCAT staff in a meeting Nov. 27 with White House staff, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to discuss the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture. Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger took part in the delegation. […]

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Water Project in Haiti Is a Memorial to Robert and Ruth Ebey

A well and water system near Gonaives, Haiti, constructed with help from the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF), have been installed as a memorial to former mission workers Robert and Ruth Ebey. The well is adjacent to a congregation of L’Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Church of the Brethren in Haiti) in Praville, on the outskirts of the city of Gonaives. […]

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Atlantic Southeast, Northern Indiana Name Interim District Executives

Two districts have named interim executive ministers, Northern Indiana District and Atlantic Southeast District. Carol Spicher Waggy will be interim district executive for Northern Indiana in a three-quarter-time position beginning Jan. 1, 2013, for a period of up to two years. Terry L. Grove begins immediately as interim district executive for Atlantic Southeast, in a part-time position. […]

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