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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Newsline for December 31, 2008

Newsline — December 31, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “You prepare a table before me…” (Psalm 23:5a). NEWS 1) Brethren funds offer replenishment grants for local hunger ministries. 2) Church of the Brethren plans major disaster recovery project in Haiti. 3) Grants are given for Pakistan, the Congo, Thailand. […]

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Newsline Extra for September 25, 2008

September 25, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “All their neighbors aided them…” (Ezra 1:6a). DISASTER RESPONSE UPDATE 1) Disaster grants aid the Caribbean, Children’s Disaster Service continues work in Texas. UPCOMING EVENTS 2) Faith Expedition to study indigenous coffee region of Mexico. 3) On Earth Peace offers Israel/Palestine delegation […]

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Newsline for September 10, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). NEWS 1) Theme for 2009 Annual Conference is announced. 2) Legal documents are filed to establish Church of the Brethren, Inc. 3) Denominational executives issue pastoral letter on racism. 4) Children’s […]

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Newsline Extra for March 3, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…You also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God” (Ephesians 2:22). UPDATE ON TOGETHER CONVERSATIONS 1) Overview of Together conversations to be published as a book. 2) A story from the Together conversations: ‘Salad Oil and the Church.’ UPCOMING EVENTS 3) New […]

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Newsline for January 30, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…See, I am sending you out…” (Luke 10:3b). NEWS 1) Brethren join in Butler Chapel celebration of rebuilding. 2) On Earth Peace delegation travels to the West Bank and Israel. 3) Young Center raises more than $2 million to earn NEH grant. 4) Efforts to […]

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On Earth Peace Delegation Travels to the West Bank and Israel

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 29, 2008) — Thirteen delegates traveled through the West Bank and Israel from Jan. 8-21, on a trip sponsored jointly by On Earth Peace and Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT). The group learned about the region’s history and politics from local leaders. The delegation included […]

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Newsline for November 7, 2007

November 7, 2007 “We give thanks to you, O God…your name is near” (Psalm 75:1a). NEWS 1) Implementation Committee makes significant progress. 2) Worship leadership is announced for 2008 Annual Conference. 3) Church responds to flooding in DR, continues child care after fires. 4) Sudan mission workers visit with Brethren across the country. 5) Brethren […]

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Newsline for September 26, 2007

September 26, 2007 “Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4:5). NEWS 1) Congregations across US, Nigeria, Puerto Rico pray for peace. 2) BBT issues alert about proposed rules on minority shareholders. 3) Council holds meeting to review Annual Conference decisions. 4) Congregations to be asked for new information about […]

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