Brethren Bits for Sept. 26, 2014

In this issue: Correction, personnel notes, position openings in Congregational Life and Material Resources, BVS orientation, invitation to a teleconference on just peace in Palestine and Israel, new posts on the Brethren Blog, a breakfast for Heifer’s 70th, district and camp celebrations, Bittersweet Gospel Band tour, and more. […]

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Newsline for Sept. 26, 2014

1) Disaster grant of $100,000 is directed to Nigeria
2) EYN leaders visit refugee camps, pilot relocation project starts
3) General secretary and Public Witness staff reiterate support for nonviolent measures in Syria and Iraq, CPTer comments from Iraqi Kurdistan
4) Global Mission executive returns from visit to Democratic Republic of Congo
5) ‘Side by Side: Imitating Christ’s Humility’ is 2015 workcamp theme
6) Webinar on urban mission offered under title ‘Telling the Truth and Shaming the Devil’
7) Lowell Flory to retire from Bethany Seminary
8) Cori Hahn resigns from Zigler Hospitality Center at Brethren Service Center
9) Brethren bits […]

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General Secretary and Public Witness Staff Reiterate Support for Nonviolent Measures in Syria and Iraq, CPTer Comments from Iraqi Kurdistan

In a week when US President Barack Obama has announced new air strikes on Islamic State in Syria by a coalition of the US military and several Arab nations, Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger and the denomination’s Office of Public Witness have reiterated a commitment to nonviolent means of change in Syria and Iraq.
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EYN Leaders Visit Refugee Camps, Pilot Relocation Project Starts

Over the past couple of weeks, leaders and staff of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) have shared about the hardships faced by Brethren and others fleeing the violence in northeast Nigeria, and the struggle of EYN and its leadership in the midst of the crisis. The news has come through reports to Church of the Brethren staff in the US, and piecemeal through brief e-mails, calls, texts, and Facebook posts.
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