March 12, 2012
March 11 marked the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, giving us an important opportunity for reflection.
BDM tornado update
March 6, 2012
In the aftermath of the recent tornado outbreak, many people are wondering how they can help.
Pulaski, VA project leader thanks volunteers, community
February 28, 2012
Upon completing seven months as long-term project leader in Pulaski, Va. for Brethren Disaster Ministries, Jim White has high praise for those "who made his job easy."
Webinar: Long-term recovery success stories
February 23, 2012
Learn what long-term disaster recovery is all about during this free webinar on March 6, 2012.
Related Newsline articles
Grants have gone to several ministries in Africa and Haiti from two funds of the Church of the Brethren, the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) and the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF). The four grants total $49,330. Read more »
Muslims and Christians are fleeing Maiduguri, a large city in northeastern Nigeria, looking for safer places after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the area over the weekend and the Nigerian army responded, reports EYN staff liaison Markus Gamache. In a separate report Cliff Kindy, a short-term volunteer in Nigeria with Brethren Disaster Ministries, writes about efforts of Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) to serve the thousands who have fled into Maiduguri to escape continuing violent attacks of Boko Haram insurgents on other communities in northeast Nigeria. Read more »
Last July the small community of Wagga was attacked by the Boko Haram, an extremist Islamist insurgent group. Over 300 of these terrorists came into the village riding on motorbikes and in cars. Most of the Christians fled the village realizing that they would become the primary targets if they stayed. Read more »