Ecumenical Updates

Quick links to ecumenical partners and interchurch organizations

BBT president signs on to letter from denominational benefit plans
(January 16, 2019)
The president of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT), Nevin Dulabaum, has signed on to a letter to Congressional leaders sent by chief executive officers of denominational benefit plans. The November letter expressed concern about two separate sections of the Internal Revenue Code, one with potential to restrict participation in church retirement income account plans, and the other to potentially impose a tax on church parking lots.


Nigerian Brethren host the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria
(January 15, 2019)
Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has hosted the 64th annual assembly of TEKAN at EYN headquarters in Kwarhi, Nigeria. TEKAN stands for the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Nigeria and includes 15 primarily Hausa-speaking denominations, making it the largest Christian ecumenical body in Nigeria.


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.


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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