Disaster Ministry News


CDS sends new team to respond to Hawaii volcano (June 8, 2018)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has sent a new team to Hawaii to continue the response to the volcanic eruption that was begun by local volunteers Petie Brown and Randy Kawate. The American Red Cross had requested a CDS team to respond on the Big Island of Hawaii. The new team arrived at the Pahoa shelter on Wednesday, June 6. Read more »


Nigeria project aims to save records of victims of Boko Haram violence (June 7, 2018)

The Centre for Caring, Empowerment, and Peace Initiatives (CCEPI) Humanitarian Analysis project tells many stories. Dr. Rebecca S. Dali started the non-governmental organization (NGO) 29 years ago, in 1989 before Boko Haram violence began to plague northern Nigeria. She started CCEPI because she herself experienced hunger, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty growing up. Her passion for those struggling to live in northeast Nigeria led Dali to provide livelihood, trauma healing, protection monitoring, as well as basic food, clothing, and shelter, and most recently re-integration of abducted women into society. Read more »


Devastated Nigerian church denomination conducts Interfaith Peace Conference (May 30, 2018)

Devastated church denomination Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has organized a day-long Interfaith Peace Conference in Yola, the state capital of Adamawa State. President of the denomination, Joel S. Billi, spoke at the occasion urged participants from the major religions, Christians and Muslims, to be ambassadors of peace. Read more »


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BDM Features


New project site in Alabama, changes in Tennessee
November 30, 2011
Brethren Disaster Ministries has set up a repair and rebuilding project in Arab, Ala., extended one project in Tenn. and closed another.

BDM announces Haiti workcamp
November 11, 2011
Join Brethren Disaster Ministries on the next 'work, worship & learn' adventure in Haiti Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2012.

Clean-up Buckets help in Vermont
October 5, 2011
A shipment of Emergency Clean-up Buckets has come in handy for flood survivors in Vermont following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

Newsline Special: Update on church response to disasters
September 16, 2011
Brethren Disaster Ministries staff have been in communication with Brethren districts and churches in Pennsylvania, following the severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee; local Brethren are responding.

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