Devastated Nigerian church denomination conducts Interfaith Peace Conference

Devastated church denomination Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has organized a day-long Interfaith Peace Conference in Yola, the state capital of Adamawa State. President of the denomination, Joel S. Billi, spoke at the occasion urged participants from the major religions, Christians and Muslims, to be ambassadors of peace. […]

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Newsline for May 26, 2018

ANNUAL CONFERENCE PREVIEW
1) Living parables: A preview of Annual Conference 2018
2) Conference business ranges from changes in delegate representation to a new vision for mission to creation care and more

NEWS
3) ‘New and Renew’ conference: Reflections from one participant
4) Children’s Disaster Services volunteers respond to Hawaii eruption
5) Bethany Seminary holds commencement
6) Brethren attend ‘Reclaiming Jesus’ event in nation’s capital
7) Ecumenical delegation visits North Korea

PERSONNEL
8) Todd Bauer ends service with BVS as Latin America coordinator
9) Fellowship of Brethren Homes announces leadership transition

UPCOMING EVENTS
10) Sixth Brethren World Assembly set for August in Indiana

11) Brethren bits […]

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Brethren bits for May 26, 2018

In this issue: Remembering John Crumley, personnel notes, job openings, commissioning materials for Workcampers, prayer requested for tensions between Dominicans and Haitians in the DR, new podcasts from Frederick Church of the Brethren and Dunker Punks, Brethren Woods celebrates 60 years, “Farm to Table Dinners” at Shepherd’s Spring, and more. […]

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‘New and Renew’ conference: Reflections from one participant

On May 17-19, with a pre-conference worship service on May 16, people from across the country met at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., to worship and renew. The event was “New and Renew: Revitalize, Plant, Grow,” the Church of the Brethren’s church planting and church development conference for 2018. The event was sponsored and organized by the Discipleship Ministries (formerly Congregational Life Ministries) of the Church of the Brethren. […]

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Fellowship of Brethren Homes announces leadership transition

Leadership of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes is in transition following the resignation of executive director Ralph McFadden, who resigned earlier this year. McFadden had been staying on until a successor was found. The fellowship in mid-May announced that Dave Lawrenz, who recently retired from leadership of Timbercrest, a Church of the Brethren retirement community in North Manchester, Ind., has agreed to take the executive director role. […]

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Brethren attend ‘Reclaiming Jesus’ event in nation’s capital

More than half a dozen Brethren attended the major “Reclaiming Jesus” witness event held at National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C., on May 24. The event, organized by a variety of progressive-leaning Christian leaders, was centered around a series of declarations against lying, misogyny, authoritarianism, xenophobia, and other issues that recently have dominated cultural discourse. […]

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