Brethren Bits for October 29, 2016

In this issue: BBT announces new insurance offering for Open Enrollment Month, Mark Pickens has begun as a field associate for Anabaptist Disabilities Network, Church of the Brethren general secretary David Steele will be holding a listening session in Shenandoah District, Nate Hosler speaks at United States Institute of Peace event for governors from states in northern Nigeria, World Council of Churches offers a “Webinar on Ending Statelessness,” and more new by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Newsline for October 29, 2016

NEWS
1) Children’s Disaster Services team begins work in N. Carolina, Material Resources ships to hurricane-affected areas
2) Historic cloth map receives Virginia honor, reveals part of the Brethren mission legacy
3) WCC general secretary: What have we learned from the Reformation?

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Healthy Boundaries 101 training to be offered via webcast in January
5) Christian Citizenship Seminar 2017 will focus on Native American rights and food security

REFLECTION
6) An island of civility and compassion in a sea of hostility

7) Brethren bits […]

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CDS Team Begins Work in N. Carolina, Material Resources Ships to Hurricane-Affected Areas

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) is responding in North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew. Areas of the state suffered severe flooding caused by the hurricane that hit the east coast of the United States after sweeping over Haiti and other areas of the Caribbean. A CDS team of volunteers traveled to Fayetteville, N.C., on Tuesday to begin serving children and families affected by the flooding.
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UN Working Group on People of African Descent Presents Findings

The Working Group of Experts on the People of African Descent was established in 2002 following the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance. Their mandate was renewed by the Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council in various resolutions during the subsequent years leading up to their 2016 findings which were put forward at the Sept. 26 meeting of the council.
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Newsline for October 19, 2016

NEWS
1) Partnership in prayer is requested throughout the church
2) Budget for 2017, grants for hurricane relief, discussion of state of the church on the agenda of Mission and Ministry Board
3) UN Working Group on People of African Descent presents findings

4) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren Bits for October 19, 2016

In this issue: Remembering Galen and Doris Beery, personnel notes, Workcamp Ministry announcement, Christian women’s letter, Musa Mambula receives award, webinar on Syria, Harrisburg First celebrates anniversary, Miami congregation collects for Haiti, the Gathering, Election Day Love Feast at Brethren Woods, and more news by, for, and about Brethren.
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