What does it mean to be God’s family? The Church of the Brethren has committed itself to being transformed completely—as individuals, as congregations, as a denomination—so that we continually grow into the vision of Revelation 7:9. We seek to be separate no more.
After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. (Revelation 7:9)
Read the Annual Conference paper, "Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church."
The work of discipleship serves to restore our relationships, with one another and with God, in ways that uphold justice and righteousness. This includes the work to eliminate white supremacy in all its forms. Discipleship Ministries offers resources and opportunities to learn more about the impact of race and racism on our nation, the identity of the church, and individual discipleship.
For more than five centuries, the Doctrine of Discovery and the international laws based upon it have legalized the theft of land, labor and resources from Indigenous peoples across the world. The Doctrine of Discovery originated with the Christian church and was based on Christian Scripture. But outside of Indigenous people and scholars, few people are aware of the Doctrine of Discovery.
Learn about the Doctrine of Discovery (large file)
Intercultural Ministries news
- 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
- Brethren Academy students explore ‘Race and the Congregation’ March 8, 2019
- Germantown Church of the Brethren is celebrating 300 years February 28, 2019
- Annual Conference registration opens March 4, business schedule will focus on compelling vision February 21, 2019
- Conference examines Native American boarding school history November 16, 2018