Brethren Benefit Trust updates its Department of Defense screening lists for 2020

By Jean Bednar, director of communications for Brethren Benefit Trust Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) has released the 2020 Department of Defense lists that are used for screening investments under its management. All investments managed for members, clients, and donors follow Brethren Values Investing guidelines that are consistent with Church of the Brethren Annual Conference statements. […]

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Christian Citizenship Seminar 2020 is cancelled

By Becky Ullom Naugle Due to the continued concerns related to the coronavirus, Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) 2020 has been cancelled. Staff laments this cancellation but cannot continue making plans in the current environment. Had the event taken place as planned on April 25-30, more than 40 youth and advisors from 11 districts would have […]

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Church of the Brethren staff plan to go forward with spring and summer events, while monitoring circumstances surrounding coronavirus

The Church of the Brethren staff planning events this spring and summer do not intend to make any cancellations because of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). However, they are assessing risks and monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other health authorities to plan ahead for eventualities and circumstances beyond their control. Brethren […]

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Blogposts and online ‘coffee talks’ are part of Black History 2020 emphasis

“Looking Back to Live Forward: Black History 2020″ is the title and theme of a special emphasis for the month of February sponsored jointly by the Church of the Brethren’s Intercultural Ministry and Office of Peacebuilding and Policy. LaDonna Nkosi, director of Intercultural Ministries, and Alexandra Toms, Racial Justice associate in the Office of Peacebuilding […]

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2020 imagines God’s earth and people restored

The 2020 Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) take place April 24-27 in Washington, D.C. The event includes a national gathering of Christian advocates and activists, and a lobby day. The theme this year, “Imagine! God’s Earth and People Restored,” explores the intersection of climate change and economic injustice. The Church of the Brethren’s Office of Peacebuilding […]

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United Nations representative reports from human rights events in 2019

Doris Theresa Abdullah, the United Nations representative for the Church of the Brethren, has attended several human rights events on behalf of the denomination in 2019. Commenting on the need for peace and light in the world, she noted that the events highlighted many concerns including “the darkness of hate, religious intolerance, greed, racism, discrimination, […]

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Church of the Brethren signs ‘Faith Statement on Escalating Violence with Iran’

The Church of the Brethren has signed on to the following “Faith Statement on Escalating Violence with Iran’”: January 3, 2020 Faith Statement on Escalating Violence with Iran As people of faith, we condemn the United States’ dangerous aggression towards Iran, including the assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and the deployment of additional troops to the […]

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