Statements on Nigeria Violence Issued by WCC and Christian Association of Nigeria

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 5, 2009 Two ecumenical bodies–the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Christian Association of Nigeria–have issued statements on the recent violence in northeastern Nigeria. Also, updates have been received from members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) — see story below. WCC […]

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Becky Ullom Called as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 4, 2009 Becky Ullom has been called to serve as the Church of the Brethren’s director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, effective Aug. 31. She currently is director of Identity and Relations, with responsibility for the denominational website and a range of other communication tasks. “Ullom brings a […]

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Annual Conference Posts New Polity and Survey, Announces Fee Increase

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 3, 2009 Online posting of a recent polity statement from the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference and a survey about the Conference, and an announcement of a fee increase for the 2010 Conference have been issued by the Conference Office. The Program and Arrangements Committee of the Annual […]

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Maiduguri Churches Burned in Violence in Northern Nigeria

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 29, 2009 At least two churches of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) have been destroyed in Maiduguri, and several Brethren members killed in violence that has swept across northeastern Nigeria since the beginning of this week. The churches named in a report from […]

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Project in Honduras Is Supported by Global Food Crisis Fund

A grant from the Global Food Crisis Fund will aid cashew farmers in Honduras, through a joint project with SERRV International, Just Cashews, and the CREPAIMASUL Cooperative. Photo courtesy of SERRV Church of the Brethren Newsline July 21, 2009 A rural project in Honduras to replenish cashew nut trees is receiving support through a grant […]

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Christian Leaders Target Poverty

CHRISTIAN LEADERS TARGET POVERTY Calling poverty a “moral scandal,” leaders from the full spectrum of Christian churches in the country met Jan. 13-16 in Baltimore to dig deeper into the issue and then take their message to Washington. The participants in Christian Churches Together reaffirmed their conviction that service to the poor and work for […]

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