Ecumenical Updates

Quick links to ecumenical partners and interchurch organizations

Foods Resource Bank announces new name, leadership
(August 24, 2018)
FRB announced that a new name, Growing Hope Worldwide, will go into effect Oct. 1. The new name emphasizes the organization's goal to “plant seeds of hope for generations to come.” Max Finberg will be the new president/CEO.

Delegates affirm the ecumenical and interfaith work of the church
(July 6, 2018)
The 2018 Conference approved “Vision of Ecumenism for the 21st Century,” and in doing so reaffirmed the historical identity of the Church of the Brethren as a denomination active in ecumenical work and in relationship with other Christian bodies. The paper also calls the church to build and nurture positive interfaith relationships.

Bethany Seminary president takes part in ecumenical meeting with Pope Francis
(June 23, 2018)
Bethany Seminary president Jeff Carter attended World Council of Churches (WCC) biennial meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, June 15-21. He is the Church of the Brethren representative to the WCC Central Committee, a group of 150 people who represent nearly 40 percent of the WCC’s 348 member churches.

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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