United Nations Holds Second Forum on ‘the Culture of Peace’

On Friday, Sept. 6, the United Nations held the Second High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace. The background for the forum is the passing of, by consensus, Resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Program of Action on a Culture of Peace, followed by the implementation of the International Decade for Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010).
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GFCF Supports Water Project in Niger, School in Sudan, and More

In its first grants of 2011, the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) has allocated funds to support a water project in Niger, a girls’ school in Sudan, an institute in Japan, and the Global Policy Forum at the United Nations. The Nagarta Water for Life project in Niger has received a […]

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Newsline for January 12, 2011

“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters” (James 4:11). “Brethren in the News” is a new page on the denominational website offering a listing of currently published news about Brethren congregations and individuals. Find the latest newspaper reports, television clips, and more by clicking on “Brethren in the News,” a link in the […]

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BBT Urges US President to Help Protect Indigenous Peoples

Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 13, 2010 In a letter dated Aug. 6, Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) has urged President Barack Obama to lead the US government in supporting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The letter, signed by BBT president Nevin Dulabaum and Steve Mason, BBT’s director of socially responsible […]

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Newsline for Aug. 12, 2010

Aug. 12, 2010   “How good it is to sing praises to our God…” (Psalm 147:1b).   1) Church gains memo of understanding with Selective Service System. 2) Conference considers ‘Peace Among the Peoples.’ 3) Church of the Brethren joins complaint on CIA treatment of detainees. 4) BBT urges US President to help protect indigenous […]

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Resolution Against Torture Is Adopted by Annual Conference

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 6, 2010   Standing Committee representative from Atlantic Southeast District Leah Hileman presented the Resolution Against Torture to the delegates, whe adopted it with many statements of affirmation. Photo by Glenn Riegel Doris Abdullah, the church’s representative to the United Nations, spoke […]

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Church Rep Attends ‘Beijing + 15’ on Status of Women

The following report from Doris Abdullah, Church of the Brethren representative to the United Nations, reports her experience at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women: So exactly what was the 54th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women from March 1-12 at the United Nations in New York all about anyway? […]

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Brethren Represented at UN Events on Slavery

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” (April 17, 2008) — The Church of the Brethren was represented at United Nations events on March 27 marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21) and the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave […]

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Newsline for February 28, 2007

“The Lord is my light and my salvation….” — Psalm 27:1a NEWS 1) Neuman-Lee and Shumate head 2007 Annual Conference ballot. 2) General Board Executive Committee visits disaster relief in the Gulf. 3) Gather ’Round staff set plans for future 4) Brethren member participates in Darfur work of UN subcommittee. 5) Fund gives grants to […]

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