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Church of the Brethren among 500 groups signing letter in support of Syrian refugees (January 15, 2016)

The Church of the Brethren, through action of general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger and the Office of Public Witness, has signed on to a letter to the US Senate in support of Syrian refugees. The letter also expresses opposition to a piece of legislation being sent to the Senate by the House of Representatives, the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies” (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038). Read more »


Mission and Ministry Board announces conclusion of Noffsinger’s service, appointment of interim general secretary (January 12, 2016)

The Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren has reached agreement with Stanley J. Noffsinger that he will conclude his service as general secretary on Friday, Feb. 12. Read more »


Church of the Brethren general secretary speaks out against anti-Muslim rhetoric (December 11, 2015)

Church of the Brethren general secretary Stanley J. Noffsinger has issued a statement against the current escalation of rhetoric that seeks to demonize Muslims. Citing Jesus’ commands to love God, and love neighbor as self, and the parable of the Good Samaritan, the statement also calls church members to revisit portions of the 1991 Annual Conference statement “Peacemaking: The Call of God’s Peace in History” that direct the church to “explore avenues of interfaith dialogue leading toward a visible expression of God's plan for human unity.” Read more »


NCC issues statement on recent Middle East violence and acts of terrorism (November 18, 2015)

"As we approach the celebration of the birth of Christ our hearts are filled with sorrow and fear that peace will remain out of reach in the Middle East for much longer than we could ever have imagined." Read more »


Brethren are called to prayer in the face of extremist violence (November 14, 2015)

As the world begins to comprehend the magnitude of yesterday’s terror attacks in Paris, Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger is calling the church to prayer for those affected by extremist violence in Paris, and around the world. Read more »