Newsline for February 22, 2019

NEWS
1) Annual Conference registration opens March 4, business schedule will focus on compelling vision
2) Compelling vision online conversation is offered March 23
3) Interfaith letter opposes CIA lethal drone strikes, Brethren invited to May 3 rally against drone warfare
4) Global Food Initiative manager visits sites in Ecuador
5) National Youth Cabinet is named for 2019-2020

6) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel notes, prayer requests from Nigeria and Haiti, Bridgewater College project, Dunker Punks podcast, and more […]

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Interfaith letter opposes CIA lethal drone strikes, Brethren invited to May 3 rally against drone warfare

The Church of the Brethren has signed an interfaith letter to the US Congress about CIA drone strikes. The sign-on by the denomination’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy represented one of 25 faith-based organizations that together released the statement on Feb. 19. The letter asks members of Congress to end the CIA’s use of armed drones to carry out lethal attacks. Find the full text of the letter below. […]

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National commission considers changes to Selective Service

The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy attended a press conference of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23. This commission is tasked with exploring national attitudes toward military and volunteer service, and potentially recommending changes to the Selective Service system.
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