Womaen’s Caucus Luncheon focuses on peace and justice concerns, honors Riemans (June 28, 2009 Annual Conference)

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 28, 2009 Womaen’s Caucus Luncheon focuses on peace and justice concerns, honors Riemans Pamela Brubaker, professor of Religion and Ethics at California Lutheran University, was the featured speaker at the Womaen’s Caucus Luncheon today. She shared stories of her recent journeys […]

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NCC Leader: ‘Peace Is the Message of the Church’

National Council of Churches (NCC) General Secretary Michael Kinnamon brought greetings Jan. 13 to the opening session of Heeding God’s Call: A Gathering on Peace in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and the Church of the Brethren, both member communions of the National Council of Churches USA, joined with […]

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Vital Pastors Program Groups Meet, Share Critical Questions

Six groups of Church of the Brethren pastors met Nov. 17-21, 2008, near Los Angeles, Calif., in the latest in a series of national conferences occurring through the Vital Pastors program of the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (SPE) initiative. The pastors’ groups shared results of their studies through the program. One group, made up of five […]

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Brethren Join in Calls for Cease Fire Between Israel and Gaza

Two Church of the Brethren organizations–the Brethren Witness/Washington Office and On Earth Peace–are among Christian organizations worldwide calling for peace and a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza. The World Council of Churches (WCC) and Church World Service (CWS) have been among those issuing statements on the Gaza crisis in recent days. The Church of the […]

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New Church Development Advisory Committee Meets, Visions

(Jan. 6, 2009) — In Dec. 2008 the Church of the Brethren’s New Church Development Committee enjoyed the warm hospitality of Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren in Scottsdale, Ariz., as the group met for prayer, visioning, dreaming, and planning for church planting in the United States. The meeting explored ways to foster a movement […]

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Child Protection Resource Is Made Available Through Districts

(Jan. 5, 2009) — A resource for churches on child protection has been made available to the Church of the Brethren districts by the denomination’s Caring Ministries. In its interim report on child abuse prevention, made at the 2008 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, the program had pledged to identify resources to assist churches […]

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Newsline Extra for December 29, 2008

Newsline Extra: Remembrances Dec. 29, 2008 “…Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s” (Romans 14:8b). 1) Remembrance: Philip W. Rieman and Louise Baldwin Rieman. Philip Wayne Rieman (64) and Louise Ann Baldwin Rieman (63), co-pastors of Northview Church of the Brethren in Indianapolis, Ind., were killed in a car accident on […]

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Newsline Special for August 26, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32). NEWS 1) Brethren receive apology for the persecution of the 1700s in Europe. 2) Brethren Service is recognized at Peace Fest in Germany. 3) Lost flight […]

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Newsline Extra for April 24, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger…who announces salvation” (Isaiah 52:7a). MISSION UPDATES 1) Mission Alive 2008 celebrates past and present mission work. 2) Meetings are held on Haiti mission. 3) General secretary calls new advisory group for mission program. PERSONNEL […]

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Newsline Extra for February 15, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action” (1 John 3:18b). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Annual Conference registration and housing to open March 7. 2) Bethany Theological Seminary holds inaugural forum. 3) Anabaptist peace forum will address theme ‘Bridging Divides.’ 4) […]

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