Quake felt at Brethren Service Center
August 24, 2011
The Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. was slightly shaken but not damaged by the 5.8 earthquake centered in Virginia on August 23.
A prayer for East Africa
August 15, 2011
Brethren Disaster Ministries encourages Christians to pray for the millions in East Africa who are suffering due to drought and famine.
BDM awarded grant for Tennessee flood recovery
July 19, 2011
Brethren Disaster Ministries has been awarded a grant for $52,500 from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help support its flood recovery efforts. BDM volunteers are engaged in home repair and rebuilding in the Nashville area.
Children’s Disaster Services responds in Joplin
June 14, 2011
Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) volunteers are caring for children in Joplin, Missouri in the aftermath of the tornado that caused massive destruction on Sunday, May 22.
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Disaster and mission staff offer support after fire in South Sudan village
(April 17, 2013)
Staff of Brethren Disaster Ministries and Global Mission and Service have offered support to South Sudanese villagers affected by a recent fire, through a grant from the denomination’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF). Other recent disaster relief grants have gone to Church World Service work at a refugee camp in Thailand, and areas of southern states in the US affected by recent storms.
Brethren Disaster Ministries names advisory group, seeks input to survey
(March 21, 2013)
More than 700 people already have responded to a new online survey about the work of Brethren Disaster Ministries. “We want your feedback!” said an announcement of the survey from Brethren Disaster Ministries and Children’s Disaster Services. Take the survey at www.brethren.org/BDMsurvey .
Major US ecumenical organizations restructure
(March 7, 2013)
Two long-standing ecumenical bodies in the United States--the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS)--have undergone restructuring and re-envisioning in recent months. The NCC began a plan for re-envisioning and restructuring last fall including elimination of administrative positions on the staff and a move away from historic headquarters in New York. CWS, which formerly shared the same general assembly as the NCC, has instituted a new governing structure that is independent of denominational representation. CWS is the primary means through which Brethren Disaster Ministries extends its work internationally.