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EYN president warns pastors of bowing to material things, at KBC graduation (May 22, 2017)

Joel S. Billi, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), warned pastors of bowing to material things and called them to be different in society, at the 52nd graduation ceremony of EYN’s Kulp Bible College in Kwarhi. The president, who expressed his joy in this occasion at EYN’s highest theological institution, was represented by vice-president Anthony A. Ndamsai. Read more »


Brethren Benefit Trust adopts 2017 Department of Defense investment screens (May 22, 2017)

The Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) board has adopted 2017 Department of Defense screens for investments. Each year as part of its Brethren values investing initiatives, BBT’s Board of Directors approves investment screens by adopting two Department of Defense lists comprised of companies that earn significant revenue from US military operations. Read more »


Annual Conference 2017 offers special programming, opportunities for spiritual enrichment, continuing education (May 22, 2017)

Organizers of the 2017 Annual Conference highlight special programming for this year’s annual meeting of the Church of the Brethren, taking place in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 28-July 2. In addition to business sessions for delegates, all attendees will have opportunities for spiritual enrichment, continuing education, fellowship, and family oriented activities. Read more »


Brethren bits for May 22, 2017 (May 22, 2017)

In this issue: Correction, remembering Allen Hansell, personnel notes and job openings, “Another way of living” statements sought for use at Annual Conference, August workcamp in Nigeria needs more participants, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


Newsline for May 22, 2017 (May 22, 2017)

NEWS 1) EDF grants go to Kenya drought, flood responses in Missouri and W. Virginia 2) GFI grants go to China, Africa Great Lakes region, the DR, community gardens, nutrition program in DC 3) Christian groups begin global prayer and fasting ‘For Such a Time’ 4) Millions join hearts and minds to pray for end to famine 5) Prayer requested for the millions of people facing famine 6) Brethren Benefit Trust adopts 2017 Department of Defense investment screens 7) EYN president warns pastors of bowing to material things, at KBC graduation ANNUAL CONFERENCE 8) Annual Conference 2017 offers special programming, opportunities for spiritual enrichment, continuing education PERSONNEL 9) Districts announce new leadership 10) Brethren bits Read more »


Districts announce new leadership (May 22, 2017)

Three districts in the Church of the Brethren have announced new leadership. David Banaszak has been hired to lead Middle Pennsylvania. Kris Hawk will be the new district executive minister for Northern Ohio. Tabitha H. Rudy is interim associate district executive for Virlina. Read more »


EDF grants go to Kenya drought, flood responses in Missouri and W. Virginia (May 22, 2017)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed its most recent allocation from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to support Church World Service (CWS) response to a drought in Kenya. Another recent grant funds the start of a Brethren Disaster Ministries rebuilding project site in Missouri. Earlier this year, a similar grant funded a limited project in West Virginia. Read more »


GFI grants go to China, Africa Great Lakes region, the DR, community gardens, nutrition program in DC (May 22, 2017)

The most recent grant from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Initiative will help improve the diets of clients of a hospice in China. Other grants approved in recent months aid agricultural work in the Africa Great Lakes region, the education of leaders among Brethren in the Dominican Republic, and several community gardens in the United States that are connected with Church of the Brethren congregations. An additional domestic allocation supports the Brethren Nutrition Program of Washington (D.C.) City Church of the Brethren. Read more »


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