Maiduguri Churches Burned in Violence in Northern Nigeria

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 29, 2009 At least two churches of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) have been destroyed in Maiduguri, and several Brethren members killed in violence that has swept across northeastern Nigeria since the beginning of this week. The churches named in a report from […]

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Brethren Congregations to Send Delegates to San Diego for Annual Conference

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 15, 2009 An Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren on June 26-30 will bring delegates from across the country to San Diego, Calif. This will be the 223rd recorded Annual Conference for the Church of the Brethren. The Annual Conference will meet at the Town and Country […]

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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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On Earth Peace Offers Informational Conference Calls on International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline May 22, 2009 On Earth Peace is calling on churches and organizations to join its annual campaign to participate in the World Council of Churches’ International Day of Prayer for Peace (IDOPP) on Sept. 21. Three one-hour informational conference calls have been scheduled to share On Earth Peace’s vision, describe […]

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Moderator Calls for a ‘Season of Prayer and Fasting’

Church of the Brethren Newsline May 19, 2009 Annual Conference moderator David Shumate along with the leaders of the Annual Conference agencies and the Council of District Executives is urging every congregation and every member of the Church of the Brethren to set aside May 24-31 as a “Season of Prayer and Fasting” on behalf […]

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Brethren Benefit Trust Makes Changes to Retiree Annuity Payments

Church of the Brethren Newsline May 15, 2009 In order to preserve the solvency and long-term integrity of the Church of the Brethren Pension Plan’s Retirement Benefits Fund, which funds the monthly benefit payments for annuitants, the Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) Board in April took action that will reduce annuity payments for retirees. The board […]

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Church of the Brethren Closes Its Washington Office

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 20, 2009 The Church of the Brethren has closed its Washington Office, as of March 19. The decision is part of an overall plan created by executive staff to respond to financial challenges facing the denomination and the decision of the Mission and Ministry Board to reduce the operating […]

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Mission and Ministry Board Announces Reorganization Results

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 19, 2009 The Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board has announced the results of its action to immediately reorganize to comply with the number of members approved by Annual Conference when the Association of Brethren Caregivers and the General Board merged. The action was taken at the […]

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Bethany Seminary Offers Webcast, ‘A Jewish Tentmaker Preaches Peace’

Church of the Brethren Newsline March 18, 2009 Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Ind., is offering an Internet webcast on March 28 of a presentation by New Testament professor Dan Ulrich titled “A Jewish Tentmaker Preaches Peace.” The event is being held in recognition of Ulrich’s recent promotion to professor of New Testament Studies at […]

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