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Statement by the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches on Egypt
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Stanley J. Noffsinger
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National Council of Churches plans Christian Unity Gathering
(February 25, 2014)
The National Council of Churches (NCC) is planning a Christian Unity Gathering for May 18-20, at the Hilton hotel at Washington Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C.
Conference secretary attends meeting on legislative priorities with Senate committee
(February 1, 2014)
The Church of the Brethren was represented at a meeting of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee by Annual Conference secretary James Beckwith. The Church of the Brethren was one of several faith groups invited to send representatives to the meeting on Jan. 29 at the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., to speak with senators about legislative priorities. An excerpt from Beckwith’s summary of the meeting follows.
Joint representative for Syria to deliver urgent call from churches to Geneva 2 talks
(January 20, 2014)
With the Geneva 2 talks on Syria scheduled for Jan. 22, some 30 church leaders from Syria and around the world gathered a week ahead of time at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland, and called for substantial action be taken at the talks to end the armed conflict. Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger was one of the American church leaders who participated.
COMS meeting brings together leaders of Anabaptist denominations
(January 17, 2014)
At the beginning of December 2013, leaders of a number of Anabaptist denominations gathered for the annual Council of Moderators and Secretaries meeting. Attending from the Church of the Brethren were general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger and Annual Conference moderator Nancy Sollenberger Heishman. The gathering was hosted by the Conservative Mennonite Conference at its Rosedale International Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Former general secretary Judy Mills Reimer is remembered for her leadership to the Church of the Brethren
(November 15, 2013)
Judy Mills Reimer, 73, who filled a number of key leadership roles in the Church of the Brethren including service as a former general secretary and Annual Conference moderator, died the morning of Nov. 13 in a hospital in Charlottesville, Va. She had suffered a series of strokes over the past few weeks.