Brethren Revival Fellowship Announces Publication of Commentary on Genesis

Church of the Brethren Newsline Dec. 8, 2009 Brethren Revival Fellowship has announced the publication of a commentary on Genesis, written by Harold S. Martin. The book is part of the “Brethren Old Testament Commentary” series, which has the stated aim of giving a readable explanation of the Old Testament text, with loyalty to Anabaptist […]

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Brethren Programs Sponsor Bread for the World Guide for Short-Term Missions

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 10, 2009 Getting Ready to Come Back: Advocacy Guide for Mission Teams is a new resource from Bread for the World, with sponsorship from more than a dozen Christian groups including the Church of the Brethren. The church’s Global Mission Partnerships along with Brethren Volunteer Service and the Global […]

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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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Brethren Leader Signs on to Letter Encouraging Peace in Israel and Palestine

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 5, 2009 Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger has signed on to the following ecumenical letter to President Obama about peace in Israel and Palestine, at the invitation of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). The letter encourages the President’s vigorous leadership for peace on the occasion […]

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Church of the Brethren Yearbook Reports 2008 Membership Loss

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 4, 2009 Church of the Brethren membership in the US and Puerto Rico dropped below 125,000 for the first time since the 1920s, according to 2008 data from the “Church of the Brethren Yearbook.” The denomination’s membership stood at 124,408 at the end of 2008, according to data reported […]

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Haiti Hurricane Response Is Underway

A comprehensive Brethren response to the hurricanes that swept over Haiti last fall is underway, reports Brethren Disaster Ministries. Through a grant of $100,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF), Brethren Disaster Ministries is developing new initiatives that promise to help relieve suffering and improve the lives of many Haitians. “Prior […]

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Brethren ‘Faith Expedition’ Visits Chiapas, Mexico

Church of the Brethren members have just returned from a 10-day Faith Expedition to the region of Chiapas, Mexico, sponsored by the Brethren Witness/Washington Office in partnership with Equal Exchange and Witness for Peace. The delegation spent several days in the town of San Cristobal exploring the history of Mexico and the effects of the […]

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Bethany Theological Seminary to Hold Presidential Forum

Bethany Theological Seminary will host a Presidential Forum titled “Weaving Wisdom’s Tent: The Arts of Peace” on March 29-30. The event will be held at the seminary’s campus in Richmond, Ind. The forum will focus on spirituality, art, and peacemaking, and will include plenary sessions, workshops, small group reflection, presentation of student papers, and a […]

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Annual Conference Information Packet Available Online, Registration Begins February 21

The Information Packet for the 2009 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren is now available online. The packet offers essential information about the Conference to take place in San Diego, Calif., on June 26-30, including information about registration fees, travel, housing, age group events, special presentations, and more. The information packet is available […]

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