General Secretary, Mission and Service Executive Visit with Brethren in Nigeria

Church of the Brethren general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger has visited Nigeria for the Majalisa or annual meeting of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), with Global Mission and Service executive Jay Wittmeyer. Noffsinger wrote this e-mail report April 14 from the capital city of Abuja on the last day of the trip.
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Newsline for April 15, 2014

1) General secretary, mission and service executive visit with Brethren in Nigeria. 2) Volunteers to set out on ‘BVS Coast to Coast’ bicycle tour. 3) Going to the Garden grants are available. 4) ‘Shine’ fall quarter and starter kits are now available for children’s Sunday school. 5) Courtney Hess to direct Lilly Grant project at Bethany. 6) Brethren bits […]

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days Resist Violence, Build Peace

The vision of “peace in the community, peace among the peoples, peace in the marketplace, and peace with the earth” was explored at the 12th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) in Washington, D.C. This conference took place March 21-24, and brought together nearly 1,000 Christians from Sri-Lanka to Alaska to learn about the call to peace in our world.
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Newsline for April 8, 2014

1) Bethany Seminary’s Presidential Forum takes a look at the love feast. 2) Children’s Disaster Services responds to Washington mudslide. 3) Brethren mission workers serve alongside Nigerian group aiding refugees. 4) Ecumenical Advocacy Days resist violence, build peace. 5) Church of the Brethren co-sponsors ‘Church and Post-Christian Culture’ event. 6) Touching lives deeply: Reflecting on a workcamp in Haiti. 7) We continue the mission of the church: A report from Falfurrias, Texas. 8) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren Bits for April 8, 2014

In this issue: Letter on Israel-Palestine, extension of TPS for Haitians, Pacific Northwest District collects mudslide donations, Easter sunrise service at CrossRoads, 13th Sounds of the Mountains festival, Antibiotic Stewardship Program at Fahrney-Keedy, alumni honors at Bridgewater College, new book series in the works called “Passing the Privilege,” and much more. […]

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Bethany Seminary’s Presidential Forum Takes a Look at the Love Feast

“Living Love Feast” was the theme of the sixth Presidential Forum held at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind. A pre-forum gathering April 3-4 was led by Bethany faculty and alumni. The forum on April 4-5 featured guest speakers and presenters including activist and peacemaker Shane Claiborne, actor and playwright Ted Swartz, Janet R. Walton of Union Theological Seminary, and Ruth Anne Reese of Asbury Theological Seminary.
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Church of the Brethren Co-Sponsors ‘Church and Post-Christian Culture’ Event

Missio Alliance has announced a conference titled “Church and Post-Christian Culture: Christian Witness” in the Way of Jesus. “Church and Post-Christian Culture” seeks to gather historic Anabaptist groups along with a growing group of leaders who have found a new home in the theological visions of the tradition. The Church of the Brethren is co-sponsoring the gathering with Missio Alliance. The event is scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at Carlisle (Pa.) Brethren in Christ Church. […]

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Brethren Mission Workers Serve Alongside Nigerian Group Aiding Refugees

Over the weekend of March 14-16, the Center for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) served 509 refugees around the Headquarters and Kulp Bible College of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). CCEPI distributed 4,292 articles of clothing and shoes, 2,000 kilograms of corn, along with buckets and cups.
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