Brethren bits for Nov. 10, 2017

In this issue: Remembrances, personnel notes, job openings, NYC speaker announcements, Congressional Briefing on Nigeria, BVS Christmas card list, PowerHouse regional youth conference, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. […]

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Food distributions in Nigeria continue during ‘lean period’

The months from July until late October are called the “lean period” in Nigeria because food from last year’s harvest is almost gone, and the new crop is not yet ready. The Boko Haram insurgency has compounded this problem with a decreased ability to even plant crops. Statistics from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Nigeria) states that 8.5 million people in the area are still in need of humanitarian assistance. […]

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Brethren staff take part in Churches for Middle East Peace delegation meeting with Palestinian president

A Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) delegation that included two Church of the Brethren staff members–Nathan Hosler, director of the Office of Public Witness, and Roy Winter, associate executive director of Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries–has met with Palestinian President Abbas on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. […]

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