Global Mission and Service, Brethren Disaster Ministries Provide Emergency Aid to Nigerian Brethren as EYN Denominational Staff Flee Insurgent Advance

In scattered reports received piecemeal by e-mail, text, and Facebook since the weekend, it appears that most if not all the denominational staff of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and their families have left the EYN headquarters as Boko Haram insurgents advance on the area.
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Newsline for Sept. 9, 2014

1) Global Mission and Service, Brethren Disaster Ministries provide emergency aid to Nigerian Brethren as EYN denominational staff flee insurgent advance. 2) Brethren Foundation increases safety of client assets. 3) Bethany Seminary represented at environmental stewardship events. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund supports Africa development symposium, clean water in Cuba. 5) Atlantic Southeast District holds eighth annual Family Peace Camp. 6) Mission Offering focuses on praise and overflowing love, suggested date is Sept. 21. 7) Brethren bits. […]

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Prayer Is Requested as EYN Temporarily Closes Kulp Bible College in Face of Boko Haram Advance

Prayer is requested for the students and staff of Kulp Bible College (KBC), and the leadership of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), as the decision has been made to temporarily close the college. Students will be leaving for other areas of the country, and headquarters staff also may be making ready to leave as Boko Haram forces advance to within 50 kilometers of the EYN headquarters.
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Newsline for Sept. 3, 2014

1) US religious leaders, WCC issue statements on violence in Iraq. 2) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 305 completes orientation, begins service. 3) ‘100 Years for Nonviolence’ is celebrated at IFOR centennial gathering. 4) Powerhouse regional youth conference to be at Camp Mack in mid-November. 5) ‘Awake’ Advent devotional, fall ‘Guide,’ updated Generation Why are new from Brethren Press. 6) Now is the time we say ‘No More Stolen Sisters.’ 7) Brethren bits. […]

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Brethren Bits for Sept. 3, 2014

In this issue: Remembering Channie Johnson, BVS Europe retreat, CAS leadership change, Bethany seeks faculty in theological studies, service of mourning for Gaza conflict, relief shipment to Honduras, Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship, Bridgewater celebrates Nininger Hall and plans first night game on Jopson Field, new USDA figures reveal continuing hunger and risk for children, amid more news from church agencies, districts, congregations. […]

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