Bethany Seminary Announces New Presidential Leadership

The Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has announced that Jeffrey W. Carter of Manassas, Va., has accepted the call to serve as the seminary’s tenth president, beginning July 1. “The board of trustees is very pleased that someone with Dr. Carter’s commitment, talents, and background answered the call to the leadership of Bethany,” stated Lynn Myers, chair of the board. […]

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Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Church Representative Attends Senate Subcommittee Hearing

Last week, I represented the Church of the Brethren by attending a hearing held by the US Senate’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights. The hearing was entitled “Proposals to Reduce Gun Violence: Protecting Our Communities While Respecting the Second Amendment.” The event was presided over by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and it provided an array of incredibly informative testimony regarding the effectiveness of certain gun laws, the human cost of gun violence, and what lessons from the past we can apply to our present problems. […]

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Newsline for Feb. 21, 2013

1) Beam and Steele head up Annual Conference ballot for 2013. 2) Ten receive Church of the Brethren nursing scholarships in 2012. 3) Executive Committee of denominational board holds January meeting. 4) ‘Going to the Garden’ grants go to five churches so far. 5) National Youth Cabinet meets, announces theme for NYC 2014. 6) Brethren Academy issues update on spring and summer courses. 7) Upcoming college speakers include Nobel peace laureate, popular religion scholar. 8) Proposals to reduce gun violence: Church representative attends Senate Subcommittee hearing. 9) ‘A trying moment in Nigeria’: An EYN leader tallies deaths and churches lost to violence. 10) Brethren bits. […]

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Brethren Bits for Feb. 21

Noted in this issue: The Pope’s resignation, employee notices and job openings, former BVSers remembered, the CT Project for CDS, NOAC registration, other Brethren-related efforts against gun violence, among lots and lots more news from across the church and around the world. […]

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‘Going to the Garden’ Grants Go to Five Churches so Far

Church of the Brethren congregations across the country have begun applying for and receiving “Going to the Garden” grants as part of a new initiative to support congregationally based community gardens. “Going to the Garden” is an initiative of the Peace Witness Ministry and aims to address food insecurity, environmental degradation, and poverty. It is funded by $30,000 designated from the Global Food Crisis Fund. […]

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