Ecumenical Updates

Quick links to ecumenical partners and interchurch organizations

A witness to ancient stones and living stones of faith
(December 12, 2019)
A few weeks ago, I traveled with the executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), Mae Elise Cannon, and Erik Apelgårdh of the World Council of Churches (WCC), to Iraqi Kurdistan. The intent was to expand CMEP’s work in the region, with a particular focus on the sustainability of the historic Christian communities and access to humanitarian assistance.


Church of the Brethren signs letter to presidential candidates on military budget
(December 12, 2019)
The Church of the Brethren is one of 32 faith groups that signed a letter to the 2020 presidential candidates calling for a reduction in military spending and redirection of those funds to address needs such as poverty, hunger, education, healthcare, and the environment, among others. An additional 72 individual faith leaders also have signed the letter.


Kristin Flory retires after 33 years as Brethren Service Europe representative
(November 15, 2019)
Kristin Flory will retire at the end of 2019 as Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) staff at the Brethren Service Europe office in Geneva, Switzerland. The office is being closed. In the new year, the Europe program of BVS will shift to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


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Ecumenical Partners

The Church of the Brethren enjoys many connections with organizations, associations, and events within the larger community of faith. Here are links to websites and documents giving information about those connections and offering insight and inspiration.

CCT logo 40   Christian Churches Together

CWS logo 40   Church World Service (CWS)

NCCCUSA logo 40   National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCCUSA)

WCC logo 40   World Council of Churches


Other Interchurch Organizations

Brethren/Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Interests (BMC)

Center on Conscience & War

Christian Peacemaker Teams

Church Women United

Disaster News Network

Habitat for Humanity

Heifer International

Institute for Peace and Justice

IMA World Health

Odyssey Networks

SERRV International