GFCF Supports Agriculture in North Korea, Garden Project for Inmates in Brazil, Farmer’s Market in New Orleans

The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) of the Church of the Brethren has announced several recent grants totaling $22,000. A grant of $10,000 supports agricultural education in North Korea via the work of Robert and Linda Shank at PUST university in Pyongyang. A grant of $10,000 supports a Brethren-led gardening project involving prisoners in Brazil. A grant of $2,000 supports the work of Capstone 118 to begin a small farmer’s market in New Orleans, La.
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Daily Themes Highlight Peace in the Community, Peace with the Earth

Participants received colorful ribbons as they entered the plenary session on Thursday morning. The ribbons were printed with different commitments to peace and justice. At the close of the plenary, the moderator invited people to exchange ribbons with their neighbors. Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford The four themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation each are […]

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Dominican Church Holds 20th Annual Assembly

The 20th annual assamblea of Iglesia de los Hermanos (Church of the Brethren in the Dominican Republic) opened at Camp Bethel near San Juan, D.R., on Feb. 17 and concluded Feb. 20. Pastor Onelis Rivas presided as moderator. About 150 persons including 70 delegates from 28 congregations met together in business sessions and in Bible […]

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Newsline for December 15, 2010

“Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near” (James 5:8). 1) Annual Conference issues 2011 logo, makes online input form available for Special Response. 2) Meeting issues ‘Letter from Santo Domingo to All Churches.’ 3) NCC leaders offer pastoral advice to Senate on nuclear arms reduction. 4) Murray Williams tour proclaims Anabaptist […]

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Peace church conference approves final document – Conferencia de Iglesias de Paz aprueba documento

Peace church conference approves final document from meeting in Santo Domingo Conferencia de Iglesias de Paz aprueba documento final de la reunión en Santo Domingo   Dec. 3, 2010 — A final document was approved at the close of the Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America, held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nov. 27-Dec. […]

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Brazilian Brethren leader presents peace church hermeneutic – Líder de los Hermanos Brasileros presenta hermenéutica

Brazilian Brethren leader presents a peace church hermeneutic based in community Líder de los Hermanos Brasileros presenta hermenéutica de una iglesia de paz basada en la comunidad (Dec. 2, 2010) Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic — A presentation from a leader of Igreja da Irmandade (the Church of the Brethren in Brazil) opened the fourth […]

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Peace church testimonies – Iglesias de paz resaltan sus testimonies

Peace church testimonies highlight struggles and successes, told with joy and tears Iglesias de paz resaltan sus testimonies de luchas y victorias con lágrimas y regocijo   The meeting room where participants gathered for most of the main sessions of the Historic Peace Church conference in Latin America, at a Catholic retreat center outside Santo […]

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Newsline for November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin […]

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Historic Peace Churches to Hold Latin America Conference

“Hunger for Peace: Faces, Paths, Cultures” is the theme of a conference of the Historic Peace Churches in Latin America, to held in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. This is the fifth of a series of conferences that have taken place in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America as a part […]

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