NCC Centennial Gathering Celebrates 100 Years of Ecumenism

Last week’s Centennial Gathering of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS) brought more than 400 people to New Orleans, La., to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1910 World Mission Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland–an event many church historians regard as the beginning of the modern ecumenical movement. The National Council […]

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New REGNUH Collection Will Benefit Small-Holder Farm Families

Church of the Brethren Newsline Nov. 16, 2009 A new “REGNUH: Turning Hunger Around” collection has been announced by the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund, “for donors who wish to focus their response on tangible aspects of development.” The collection features five items that help the world’s small-holder farm families achieve healthy […]

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Emergency Disaster Fund Issues Four Grants for International Work

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 8, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) has issued four grants for international relief efforts following disasters. The four grants total $88,000. A grant of $40,000 responds to a Church World Service (CWS) appeal for assistance in Myanmar. This is the first grant from the […]

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Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis. […]

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Newsline Extra for June 25, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord…” (Psalm 134:1a). 1) Northern Plains District is part of relief effort for Iowa floods. 2) Grant will help Northern Plains District disaster work. 3) Children’s Disaster Services cares for children in Cedar Falls. 4) Church […]

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Newsline Extra for June 13, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid” (Isaiah 12:2a). DISASTER RESPONSE NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to storms, flooding in Midwest and Plains. 2) Disaster grant goes to Myanmar cyclone response. 3) Church of the Brethren congregation takes […]

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Newsline for May 23, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Be merciful to me, O God…for in you my soul takes refuge” (Ps. 57:1a) NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren responds to disasters with grants totaling $117,000. 2) Children, elderly dying from dysentery in Myanmar, says CWS. 3) InterAgency Forum discusses work of denominational agencies. […]

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Daily News: May 15, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (May 15, 2008) — The Church of the Brethren has given a total of $40,000 in two grants–an initial grant of $5,000 and a follow up grant of $35,000–for relief efforts in Myanmar following Cyclone Nargis. The grants support the work of Church World Service […]

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