CCS 2017 studies Native American rights and food security

This year’s Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) took place from April 22-27. The theme was based on Native American rights and food security. Thirty-eight high school aged youth and their advisers from as far as California to as close as Pennsylvania, and states like Kansas in between, were a part of this year’s CCS. […]

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Newsline for May 12, 2017

NEWS
1) Bethany Seminary honors new graduates
2) Bethany trustees focus on new Strategic Plan
3) Office of Public Witness signs on to letter opposing deportations of Haitians
4) CCS 2017 studies Native American rights and food security

REFLECTION
5) CCS: Sparking a passion for social justice

PERSONNEL
6) Two units of Brethren Volunteer Service are placed at project sites
7) Sandy Schild retires from Brethren Benefit Trust

RESOURCES
8) Ecumenical Stewardship Center offers resources

9) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for May 12, 2017

Correction, remembering Evie Toppel and Lila McCray, personnel notes, CDS continues work in Missouri, Brethren Press seeks dessert recipes for new cookbook, and more […]

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Office of Public Witness signs on to letter opposing deportations of Haitians

The Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness has signed on to a letter to the US administration from the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. The letter responds to signals from the administration that a decision may be made not to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 50,000 Haitians living in the United States. […]

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Sandy Schild retires from Brethren Benefit Trust

Sandy Schild has announced her retirement from Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) as of June 1. She has been BBT’s Finance Project manager and Operations Support. She began as director of Financial Operations on Dec. 14, 2009. […]

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Ecumenical Stewardship Center offers resources

The 2017 edition of “Giving” magazine titled “Live Generously,” and related materials, are now available from the Ecumenical Stewardship Center. The Church of the Brethren partners with the center in stewardship resources and other initiatives. […]

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CCS: Sparking a passion for social justice

I’ve found that social media does an amazing job of keeping track of timelines I could never have kept straight for myself. While scrolling through my Facebook feed during a time of leisure at this year’s Christian Citizenship Seminar, I stumbled upon pictures of me and other 2015 CCS participants enjoying the city life in Washington, D.C. and New York. The energy of my companions and the dynamic cities we explored together left me even more excited to learn about the issues surrounding immigration, which was the theme of CCS the year that I attended as a high school junior. […]

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EYN confirms release of 82 Chibok schoolgirls in prisoner swap

President Joel S. Billi of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has confirmed news reports of the release of 82 of the Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014. Media are reporting that the girls were released to the Nigerian government by Boko Haram on Saturday, in exchange for five Boko Haram suspects. […]

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Newsline for May 5, 2017

NEWS
1) Worship service closes upper campus of the Brethren Service Center
2) Employees end service with the church upon closing of the Brethren Service Center upper campus
3) Wieand Trust gives grants to church plants in Chicago area
4) Messenger magazine receives awards

UPCOMING EVENTS
5) Manchester University commencement marks 100th anniversary of Dan West’s graduation

REFLECTION
6) May Bible study on the Annual Conference theme: The people of God made new

7) Brethren bits […]

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