Multicultural Tour to the Holy Land is a Success

Nineteen people enjoyed the opportunity to visit Israel while having fellowship, sharing meaningful scripture readings on biblical sites, and bringing scripture alive in their souls and minds. The trip was organized by the Renacer Hispanic Ministry under the leadership of Stafford Frederick and Daniel D’Oleo as a fundraising event to support the vision and ministry of the Renacer Hispanic Ministry.
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Delegation Learns About Sensitivities in the Holy Land, Calls for Continued Work for Two-State Solution

Church of the Brethren leaders have returned from an ecumenical delegation to Israel and Palestine with a renewed commitment to a place sacred to the Brethren faith tradition, and a call for the expression of love to all the people involved in the violent struggles ongoing in the Middle East. In an interview made after their return to the US, general secretary Stan Noffsinger and associate general secretary Mary Jo Flory-Steury commented on their experience. […]

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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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Newsline Extra for March 9, 2011

Photo by Glenn Riegel “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice…? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry…?” (Isaiah 58:6a, 7a). Brethren organizations and ecumenical partners are making a wide variety of resources available for study and reflection in this season of Lent: — “The […]

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Salaam alaikum: Seeking Peace in Israel and Palestine

Above, Wallace Cole, a member of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board, speaks with a young Israeli soldier during the delegation trip to the Middle East (photo by Michael Snarr). Below, Cole with new Palestinian friend Atta Jaber (photo by Rick Polhamus). Salaam alaikum. In a land where this Arabic greeting means “Peace be with […]

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Newsline for February 9, 2011

Feb. 21 is the last day to register delegates to the 2011 Annual Conference at the early registration price of $275. After Feb. 21, delegate registration increases to $300. The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 2-6. “If your congregation has not yet registered its delegate/s, please do so at www.brethren.org/ac no later […]

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Newsline for January 12, 2011

“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters” (James 4:11). “Brethren in the News” is a new page on the denominational website offering a listing of currently published news about Brethren congregations and individuals. Find the latest newspaper reports, television clips, and more by clicking on “Brethren in the News,” a link in the […]

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Art Gish (1939-2010) Remembered as a Prophet for Peace

July 29, 2010 “…What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8b). ART GISH (1939-2010) REMEMBERED AS A PROPHET FOR PEACE Church of the Brethren peacemaker and activist Arthur G. (Art) Gish, 70, died in a farming accident yesterday morning […]

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Neff Speaks, and Receives ‘Festschrift’ Honor, at Brethren Press Breakfast

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 5, 2010   In his introduction of the speaker for the Brethren Press Breakfast, David Leiter, pastor of Green Tree Church of the Brethren in Oaks, Pa., noted, “What impresses me most about Bob is his dedication to serve the overall church […]

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