Global Food Crisis Fund Gives More Than $90,000 in Grants

The Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) has allocated a number of grants totaling more than $90,000. The allocations support Proyecto Aldea Global in Honduras, THARS in Burundi, a community garden related to Mountain View Church of the Brethren in Idaho, two community garden projects in Spain, and agricultural training in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Brethren Bits for June 3, 2015

In this issue: Betsy Mullich resigns from Brethren Disaster Ministries, Aaron Neff to serve as Brethren Historical Library and Archives intern, Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks a personnel coordinator and Palestine Project support coordinator, Nigerian Brethren give thanks for people who escaped from Gwoza, Brethren Academy provides “Healthy Boundaries 201″ training at Annual Conference, webinar about World Refugee Day, and more. […]

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Trauma Healing in Nigeria: A Cathedral of Tears and Forgiveness

Musa* grew up in a close-knit family that did not change even as they became adults. The siblings looked out for each other and their parents. When Boko Haram insurgent activity increased in 2014, the family became concerned for the welfare of their parents and tried to get them to move to a safer place. The parents refused, saying that at their age, they had no interest in running away from home.
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Newsline for June 3, 2015

1) Children’s Disaster Services cares for children affected by Texas storms, flooding. 2) District executives sponsor conference celebrating gifts, calling for leadership. 3) Transforming ‘thorns’ into joyful action at Young Adult Conference. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund gives more than $90,000 in grants. 5) Ministry Summer Service pairs interns with mentors for church ministry. 6) The EYN pastor’s wives’ conference: A joyful reunion. 7) Trauma healing in Nigeria: A cathedral of tears and forgiveness. 8) Brethren bits […]

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Transforming ‘Thorns’ Into Joyful Action at Young Adult Conference

Collect. Plant. Grow. Tend. When we came together as a group for Young Adult Conference over Memorial Day weekend, our focus during worship, workshops, and small groups was on these four themes. Overall, we reflected on and discussed how we can take the negative and painful “thorns” of our world and transform them into “joyful action” meant to bring God’s kingdom into this world.
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