Webinars on ‘Generative Leadership’ Offered by Congregational Life Ministries with Partners in the UK

Two new webinars are being offered by Congregational Life Ministries and partners in the United Kingdom. The topic is “Generative Leadership.” Hosted by the Church of the Brethren, the webinars are organized together with Urban Expression, Bristol Baptist College, and BMS World Mission. The webinars feature presenters Kerry Coke and Fran Beckett, Christian leaders actively […]

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Daily Themes Highlight Peace in the Community, Peace with the Earth

Participants received colorful ribbons as they entered the plenary session on Thursday morning. The ribbons were printed with different commitments to peace and justice. At the close of the plenary, the moderator invited people to exchange ribbons with their neighbors. Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford The four themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation each are […]

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Brethren Teachers ‘Fall in Love’ with Work in North Korea

Linda Shank poses with some of her English students after an intramural basketball game at PUST, a new university on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo by Robert Shank Brethren teachers Linda and Robert Shank return to North Korea in February for a second semester teaching at the new Pyongyang University of Science and […]

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Newsline for January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 “…That your joy may be complete” (John 15:11b). A photo of the Mack house in Germantown, Pa., is one of the “Hidden Gems” displayed at a new page at www.brethren.org  posted by the Brethren Historical Library and Archive. Photos and captions describe interesting pieces from the archival collection at the Church of […]

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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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Newsline for November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin […]

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Newsline for Sept. 9, 2010

Newsline A prayer circle on Sept. 3 at the church’s General Offices offered a blessing for the 15 Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) workers attending a retreat, and for Robert and Linda Shank (shown at left above), church staff preparing to travel to North Korea to teach in a new university there. Global Mission Partnerships executive […]

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Newsline for June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010 “…And I will be their God, and they shall be my people,” (Jeremiah 31:33b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 105th commencement. 2) Hundreds of deacons trained in 2010. 3) Haitian Family Resource Center is hosted by New York Brethren. 4) Workcamper to share Beanie Babies with children in Haiti. UPCOMING EVENTS 5) […]

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50th Anniversary Open House to Be Held at Brethren General Offices

Church of the Brethren Newsline April 28, 2009 On May 13, a 50th Anniversary Open House will be held at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. (located at 1451/1505 Dundee Ave., at the intersection of Rte. 25 and I-90). The theme for the event is “What do these stones mean to […]

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