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
- Brethren Academy offers “Race and the Congregation” course November 1, 2018
- November opportunities help to honor Native American Heritage Month October 5, 2018
- A road to freedom July 8, 2018
- Conference adopts new vision for a global Church of the Brethren July 7, 2018
- Elephants, faith, and focus: Notes from the Almuerzo July 5, 2018