Brethren Bits for July 30, 2014

In this issue: A correction, remembering CDS leader Anne Haynes Price Fike, resources for a week of prayer and fasting for Nigeria on Aug. 17-24, special events in districts, district conferences, and more. […]

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CWS Announces Efforts for Unaccompanied Child Refugees, Faith Leaders and Immigrant Activists to Protest Deportations

Church World Service is involved in an action of civil disobedience at the White House this week, as the Congress and US administration consider expediting deportations of refugee children. Also, CWS has announced a number of ways it is working to aid the refugee children, and is asking supporters to call Congress to urge passage of a “clean” supplemental funding bill responding to the situation of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. CWS is a longstanding ecumenical humanitarian organization, of which the Church of the Brethren is a member denomination.
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That Youth Would Encounter Christ: A Conversation with the NYC Coordinators

Tucked away in the coordinators’ office at National Youth Conference, Katie Cummings, Tim Heishman, and Sarah Neher took a few minutes to chat with me about the week so far. Between chirps on the walkie talkie and bites of gluten-free oatmeal, they caught me up on their unique perspective of this long-awaited event. We talked about what it has meant to be a part of NYC, and how it will affect their lives on the other side.
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Newsline for July 30, 2014

NYC 2014: 1) That youth would encounter Christ: A conversation with the NYC coordinators. 2) NYC speakers encourage youth to seek their calling in Christ. 3) NYC enjoys a Brethren Block Party. 4) Reception welcomes international guests and NYC scholarship recipients. 5) Service projects take youth beyond campus borders to share with others. 6) Hiking trips take youth into Rocky Mountain National Park. 7) Blessed on the journey to NYC. 8) NYC bits and pieces. OTHER NEWS: 9) CWS announces efforts for unaccompanied child refugees, faith leaders and immigrant activists to protest deportations.
10) Brethren bits. […]

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