Ecumenical Updates

Quick links to ecumenical partners and interchurch organizations

The gift continues: Puerto Rican Brethren host celebration of Heifer’s 75th anniversary
(October 11, 2019)
The 75th anniversary of Heifer International was celebrated Oct. 5, in Castañer, P.R., hosted by Puerto Rico District of the Church of the Brethren, the Castañer congregation, and Castañer Hospital. Puerto Rico was the destination of the very first shipment of animals made by the Church of the Brethren’s Heifer Project in 1944.

Anabaptist groups send joint letter to National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
(September 26, 2019)
A group of 13 Anabaptist church bodies has sent a joint letter to the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service following on an Anabaptist Church Consultation held in Akron, Pa., on June 4, 2019. The group includes the Church of the Brethren.

Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter for World Refugee Day
(June 20, 2019)
The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy has signed a letter asking Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to strengthen US refugee resettlement as a core part of a robust international religious freedom agenda. The 42 signatories to the letter, which was coordinated by World Relief, represented a wide range of faith traditions. It was sent to the appropriate officials at the State Department and to the Vice President’s office.

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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