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Assembly adopts documents addressing concerns for unity, politicization of religion and rights of religious minorities, peace on the Korean Peninsula, among others.
(November 9, 2013)
The WCC Assembly adopted a number of documents addressing public issues, a statement on unity, and a “message” coming out of the experience of the assembly.
Church of the Brethren general secretary takes part in plenary on peace
(November 7, 2013)
“When Jesus said ‘Love your enemies,’ I think he probably meant don’t kill them,” said Stan Noffsinger at the plenary on peace at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly. He was quoting a popular Brethren bumper sticker written by San Diego-based peacemaker Linda Williams.
First impressions: Words and images from the opening days of the WCC 10th Assembly
(November 1, 2013)
Sound bites in words and images from opening days of the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan, South Korea--the 10th for the WCC. Held only every 7 or 8 years, each WCC assembly represents the largest and diverse gathering of Christian denominations from around the world. The Church of the Brethren is a founding member.
On the way to Busan: The Brethren delegation share their hopes and dreams for the WCC Assembly
(October 29, 2013)
It is not unusual that this size of a delegation from the Church of the Brethren would be present at a World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly, says general secretary Stan Noffsinger. What has changed is the number of delegates “and our involvement in the deliberations,” he adds.
Mission and Ministry Board adopts budget, revision of Ministerial Leadership Polity, recommendation on equitable representation
(October 25, 2013)
A budget for 2014 and responses to business sent back by Annual Conference--the Ministerial Leadership document and a query on equitable representation--were on the agenda of the Mission and Ministry Board Oct. 18-21. The meeting was chaired by Becky Ball Miller. Also on the agenda were the strategic plan, financial policies, capital proposals, discussion of the Brethren Service Center, celebration of Gather ’Round, the Annual Conference delegate travel stipend, terms of board members, and reports.