Legacy of the Church of the Brethren Mission in China

It has been 60 years since Church of the Brethren missionary work ended in China. However, the Brethren presence there is not only remembered by a few people, the fruits of that mission are still active today. At a Brethren Historical Society insight session at Annual Conference this summer, hosted by Brethren Historical Library and Archives archivist Bill Kostlevy, Eric Miller and Ruoxia Li along with Jeff Bach shared photographs and information.
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Mission and Ministry Board Sets Framework for Strategic Planning, 2011 Budget

Newsline Special: Mission and Ministry Board holds fall meeting Oct. 21, 2010 “…To give light to those who sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:79).   DENOMINATIONAL BOARD SETS FRAMEWORK FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING, ADOPTS 2011 BUDGET The board theme was “Hearers and […]

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Newsline for Aug. 12, 2010

Aug. 12, 2010   “How good it is to sing praises to our God…” (Psalm 147:1b).   1) Church gains memo of understanding with Selective Service System. 2) Conference considers ‘Peace Among the Peoples.’ 3) Church of the Brethren joins complaint on CIA treatment of detainees. 4) BBT urges US President to help protect indigenous […]

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Annual Conference Bits and Pieces

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 3, 2010   “We are in vogue. The cutting edge of the culture we live in is seeking the same things we were seeking 300 years ago…. It is our time. We were made for this time.” –Annual Conference moderator Shawn Flory […]

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Newsline for June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010 “…And I will be their God, and they shall be my people,” (Jeremiah 31:33b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 105th commencement. 2) Hundreds of deacons trained in 2010. 3) Haitian Family Resource Center is hosted by New York Brethren. 4) Workcamper to share Beanie Babies with children in Haiti. UPCOMING EVENTS 5) […]

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Church Rep Attends ‘Beijing + 15’ on Status of Women

The following report from Doris Abdullah, Church of the Brethren representative to the United Nations, reports her experience at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women: So exactly what was the 54th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women from March 1-12 at the United Nations in New York all about anyway? […]

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Newsline for May 5, 2010

May 5, 2010 “Live in harmony with one another” (Romans 12:16). NEWS 1) Seminary charts course for a new direction with strategic plan. 2) Intercultural consultation celebrates diversity in harmony. 3) BVS volunteer from Germany is detained for visa lapse. 4) Church representative attends ‘Beijing + 15′ on status of women. PERSONNEL 5) Shaffer retires […]

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Quilts Bring to Life Memories of Women’s Work in China

Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 18, 2009 “Archival research and collective memories from close at hand and afar are bringing an intriguing story to life–a kind of SERRV project a decade or two ahead of SERRV, a hunger action program 50 years ahead of the Global Food Crisis Fund,” reports Howard Royer. Earlier this […]

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