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Immigration reform continues to be an important conversation in our country, and the Church of the Brethren continues to be engaged in the conversation. This 2006 Pastoral Letter on Immigration represents the most recent communication from the church on immigration.
More recently, a strong and urgent call for fundamental immigration reform was issued February 2013, at the conclusion of the annual meeting of Christian Churches Together (CCT). The Church of the Brethren was represented at the gathering by general secretary Stan Noffsinger, moderator Bob Krouse, moderator-elect Nancy Heishman, and Brethren Press publisher Wendy McFadden, who serves on the CCT steering committee. See the full text of the statement.
On March 10, 2013, the Mission and Ministry Board issued a resolution against drone warfare. This resolution will be sent to the 2013 Annual Conference for consideration.
For decades, the Church of the Brethren has declared a clear position against gun violence. Read the 2010 Resolution against Gun Violence and, for a historical perspective, the 1978 Report on Violence and the Use of Firearms.
For this we pray ...
Join the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board, gathered around the Word, as we pray that our dedication to peace, simplicity, and community will undergird all aspects of our life and work together. You are welcome to download and print this graphic.
Brethren make efforts to support Nigerians in the face of violence
(December 13, 2012)
Several efforts to support and encourage Nigerian Brethren affected by violence are being made by American Brethren, responding to concern for Nigeria expressed during the Annual Conference in July and to news of continuing incidents of terrorist violence. A season of prayer for Nigeria has been announced by Annual Conference moderator Bob Krouse.
General secretary joins NRCAT delegation to White House
(November 28, 2012)
The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) organized and led a delegation of 22 religious leaders and NRCAT staff in a meeting Nov. 27 with White House staff, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to discuss the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture. Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger took part in the delegation.
Brethren Press publishes new Bible study, DVD resources
(October 31, 2012)
Brethren Press has published a number of new resources including the DVD “What Holds Brethren Together,” the 2012 Yearbook for the Church of the Brethren on CD, and the winter quarter of “A Guide for Biblical Studies” on the theme “Jesus Is Lord.” Also new and free to each congregation is a DVD of the Annual Report of Church of the Brethren ministries, videotaped at the 2012 Annual Conference. A shipping and handling fee will be added to the listed price. Order by calling 800-441-3712 or go to www.brethrenpress.com .