‘3,000 Miles for Peace’ Campaign is Underway

On March 1, On Earth Peace kicked-off “3,000 Miles for Peace,” a national campaign of riders and walkers that is raising funds and awareness for violence-prevention in honor of Paul Ziegler, a McPherson (Kan.) College student who had a dream of biking across the country for peace. Tragically, he died in a bicycle accident in September and never got the chance to make his journey. So far, there are over three dozen events planned in 15 states and 3 countries. […]

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Peace Witness Ministries Staff Organize Webinar on ‘Just Peace’

As part of his work as joint staff with the National Council of Churches (NCC), Nathan Hosler has organized a webinar on March 19 at 12 noon on the “Ecumenical Call to Just Peace.” Hosler is director of Peace Witness Ministries for the Church of the Brethren, working out of Washington, D.C. This webinar will feature presenters from four distinct streams of church life. […]

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Major US Ecumenical Organizations Restructure

Two long-standing ecumenical bodies in the United States–the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS)–have undergone restructuring and re-envisioning in recent months. The NCC began a plan for re-envisioning and restructuring last fall including elimination of administrative positions on the staff and a move away from historic headquarters in New York. CWS, which formerly shared the same general assembly as the NCC, has instituted a new governing structure that is independent of denominational representation. CWS is the primary means through which Brethren Disaster Ministries extends its work internationally. […]

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Haiti Medical Project Grows with Strong Support from Brethren

The Haiti Medical Project is growing with strong support from Brethren congregations and individuals. The support is making possible new developments, among them construction of a simple building on the headquarters compound of L’Eglise des Freres Haitiens (the Church of the Brethren in Haiti), the planning of more clinics in cooperation with the Haitian Brethren, and exploration of expansion into other areas such as neo-natal care and public health education. […]

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Brethren Bits for March 7, 2013

In this issue: An urgent call for volunteer kitchen assistants at Zigler Hospitality Center in New Windsor, general secretary attends the DR Asamblea, peace pole dance revolution, Brethren-related colleges go on service projects for spring break, and much much more. […]

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Historic Brethren Documents Now Available Online

How has Brethren theology changed since 1708? What was the discussion in church conferences in the late 1800s? What was life like on the mission field in the 1960s? When did my own congregation begin to meet? These are among the questions that until a few years ago could only be answered by turning pages of dusty, fragile Brethren publications located in basement archives of colleges and denominational offices. […]

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