Ecumenical Updates

Quick links to ecumenical partners and interchurch organizations

Faith, civil, and human rights groups join to urge official visit by UN independent expert to investigate racism in the United States
(March 21, 2019)
Today, March 21, a broad coalition of religious and civil rights leaders will deliver a letter to Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo requesting an official invitation to professor E. Tendayi Achiume, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance, to the United States. The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy has signed the letter and its staff were at the initial planning meeting, reports director Nathan Hosler.

Interfaith letter opposes CIA lethal drone strikes, Brethren invited to May 3 rally against drone warfare
(February 21, 2019)
The Church of the Brethren has signed an interfaith letter to the US Congress about CIA drone strikes. The sign-on by the denomination’s Office of Peacebuilding and Policy represented one of 25 faith-based organizations that together released the statement on Feb. 19. The letter asks members of Congress to end the CIA’s use of armed drones to carry out lethal attacks. Find the full text of the letter below.

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.

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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