Newsline for September 23, 2010

New at www.brethren.org  is a photo album from Sudan, providing glimpses into the work of Michael Wagner, Church of the Brethren mission staff seconded to the Africa Inland Church-Sudan. Wagner began work in southern Sudan in early July. His home congregation is Mountville (Pa.) Church of the Brethren. Find the album at www.brethren.org/site/PhotoAlbumUser?view=UserAlbum&AlbumID=12209. “If you, […]

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BBT Urges US President to Help Protect Indigenous Peoples

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 13, 2010 In a letter dated Aug. 6, Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) has urged President Barack Obama to lead the US government in supporting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The letter, signed by BBT president Nevin Dulabaum and Steve Mason, BBT’s director of socially responsible […]

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Brethren Contribute $40,000 to Flood Relief in Pakistan

A man in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, surveys his destroyed home and equipment following monsoon flooding that has devastated the country. The Church of the Brethren has given a $40,000 grant to aid Church World Service relief efforts there (see story below). Photo by Saleem Dominic, courtesy of CWS-P/A Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 13, 2010 The Church of […]

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Church Gains Memo of Understanding with Selective Service System

BVS director Dan McFadden (at right above) talks with a participant at the recent National Youth Conference in Colorado, during an early morning peace vigil. BVS and the Church of the Brethren have reached a new agreement with the Selective Service System to be able to place conscientious objectors in the event a military draft is reinstated. […]

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Church of the Brethren Joins Complaint on CIA Treatment of Detainees

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 13, 2010 The Church of the Brethren has joined as a complainant in support of a complaint to the Office of Human Research Protections regarding evidence of CIA violations of prisoners. The complaint is being led by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT). The complaint has been sparked […]

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Newsline for Nov. 4, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Nov. 4, 2009 “…The righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith…” (Romans 1:17b). NEWS 1) Preachers are named for the 2010 Annual Conference. 2) Hispanic Ministries executives of several denominations gather in Chicago. 3) Brethren Volunteer […]

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Newsline for Sept. 24, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Sept. 24, 2009 “But we speak God’s wisdom…” (1 Corinthians 2:7a). NEWS 1) NOAC makes connections between wisdom and legacy. 2) Leadership Team welcomes invitation from German church. 3) Brethren funds give grants for disaster and hunger relief. […]

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Annual Conference Chooses Robert E. Alley as Moderator-Elect

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 28, 2009 Elections for leadership positions in the denomination were held today during the afternoon business session. The delegate body called Robert Earl Alley of Harrisonburg, Va., as moderator-elect for 2010 and moderator for 2011. Alley is pastor of Bridgewater (Va.) Church […]

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Newsline for June 3, 2009

“O Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren Yearbook reports 2008 membership loss. 2) Christian Citizenship Seminar studies modern-day slavery. 3) New Orleans ecumenical blitz build wins award. 4) Twelve arrested for civil disobedience at gun store are acquitted. 5) Bethel Ministries aids men leaving […]

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Newsline Extra for October 29, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You are to be a key witness to everyone you meet…” (Acts 22:15a, The Message) DISTRICT NEWS 1) Northern Ohio District Conference celebrates ‘Life, Heart, Change.’ 2) Northern Plains District Conference theme states, ‘Here I Am Lord.’ 3) Western Plains District Conference centers on joy. […]

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