Newsline for Feb. 25, 2017

NEWS
1) Intercultural Ministry seeks to connect with churches in ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions
2) Nursing scholarships announced for 2016, applications are received for 2017
3) Church of the Brethren members invited to Oregon Senate for key vote

UPCOMING EVENTS
4) Big Rapids Song and Story Fest to be in Michigan following Annual Conference

REMEMBER WHEN
5) From Gimbiya’s desk: Those who came before me
6) Remembering internment: Days of infamy

7) Brethren bits […]

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Church of the Brethren members invited to Oregon Senate for key vote

Florence Daté Smith and her daughter Barbara Daté on Feb. 16 were among at least 17 Japanese-Americans invited to sit on the chamber floor of the Oregon State Senate for a vote unanimously approving Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 14. The resolution recognizes the historical significance of Feb. 19, 1942, the date President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed executive order 9066 setting in motion the internment of some 120,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. […]

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Brethren bits for Feb. 25, 2017

CDS completes work in Oroville, BDM winter newsletter, prayer request for gatherings in DR and Venezuela, Shine spring curriculum, On Earth Peace plans Palestine delegation, Ventures course explores Lent, Holmesville returns to Founders Day tradition, more. […]

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Brethren bits for Feb. 18, 2017

In this issue: ACT Alliance names new general secretary, job opening, news from congregations and camps, ULV class on leadership and culture gains attention, Bread for the World reports decreases in poverty and hunger among African Americans, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Nigeria Crisis Response volunteers visit rebuilt church, IDP camp in Maiduguri

On Feb. 9, John and I visited the Wulari EYN Maiduguri church of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) in the large northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri. We met the EYN HIV/AIDS Project staff, and met the new pastor Joseph T. Kwaha. The church was rebuilt in 2015 after it was bombed by Boko Haram and totally destroyed in June 2009. We also visited the EYN IDP camp of 8,000 displaced persons located nearby on an old church compound. […]

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Global Food Initiative supports soybean consultation in Africa, community garden in Illinois

With a grant of $2,500, the Church of the Brethren Global Food Initiative (GFI) is supporting a soybean consultation and exchange visit between Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and Church Aid Inc. in Liberia. Another recent grant of $1,000 supports a community gardening initiative of Rockford (Ill.) Community Church of the Brethren. […]

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Newsline for Feb. 18, 2017

NEWS
1) Children’s Disaster Services sends team to aid evacuees in northern California
2) Global Food Initiative supports soybean consultation in Africa, community garden in Illinois
3) Nigeria Crisis Response volunteers visit rebuilt church, IDP camp in Maiduguri
4) EYN disaster ministry conducts Hepatitis B screening, aids Bdagu refugees

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) General secretary continues to hold listening sessions
6) Global Mission and Service offers more Nigeria workcamps

PERSONNEL
7) Brethren Benefit Trust announces staffing changes

REFLECTION
8) Values of retirement community cooperative group live on

REMEMBER WHEN
9) Resolution on Justice for Japanese-American World War II Internees: An action of the former General Board of the Church of the Brethren

10) Brethren bits […]

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