Newsline Special: Marking the Second Anniversary of the Chibok Abductions

1) Still no definitive answers: What Brethren should know on this second anniversary of the Chibok abductions

2) Special events, vigils mark second anniversary of Chibok abductions

3) ‘Long Journey Home’ video updates Brethren about the Nigeria Crisis Response

4) Fellowship tour to Nigeria is planned for August

5) United Nations notes sharp increase in use of child suicide bombers

6) Live your life in the hand of God: An interview with Rebecca Dali
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Still No Definitive Answers: What Brethren Should Know on the Second Anniversary of the Chibok Abductions

On April 14, 2014, 276 schoolgirls were abducted from a secondary school in Chibok, in northeast Nigeria. Since the night the girls were taken some 56 have escaped and one reportedly was executed in a vicious stoning incident. That leaves 219 of the girls unaccounted for and, at last report, no one has any concrete information concerning their whereabouts.
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‘Long Journey Home’ Video Updates Brethren About the Nigeria Crisis Response

The Global Mission and Service office has released a new DVD which updates the Church of the Brethren about the Nigeria Crisis Response for 2016. The video called “The Long Journey Home” outlines what has been accomplished with funds raised by the church and mission partners during 2015, and provides a blueprint for the church’s support of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) for 2016.
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Live Your Life in the Hand of God: An Interview with Rebecca Dali

The following is excerpted from an interview with Rebecca Dali made during last year’s Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in July 2015. It was shortly after she had been able to go back home to Michika for the first time since Boko Haram had taken over the area, and then had been forced back out by the Nigerian military. Dali heads up CCEPI, a humanitarian nonprofit serving widows, orphans, and others affected by violence. Now there is significantly less violence than last summer, but Dali’s comments give insight into the suffering of many in Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and their Christian and Muslim neighbors. She shares about the spiritual foundations of her work, and helps explain how young Nigerian men are enticed into joining Boko Haram:
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Brethren Bits for April 9, 2016

In this issue: Remembrances, personnel notes, job opening in DC, CDS volunteers serve in Louisiana, ‘Our Calling to Racial Justice,’ ADNet financial planning seminar, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Newsline for April 9, 2016

1) New graduate certificates offered at Bethany Seminary
2) Brethren sew dolls, stuffed toys for Nigeria training by Children’s Disaster Services
3) Fellowship of Brethren Homes holds annual Forum in April
4) Early registration discount still available for @HIM #Hope #Imagination #Mission
5) Brethren bits […]

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