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NOAC registration begins May 1 (April 19, 2019)

Registration begins May 1 for National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) to be held Sept. 2-6 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina. The theme is “Reaching Across Generations, Beyond Differences, Through Conflict, into Joy.” Read more »


Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs on to letter about Syria (April 19, 2019)

The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy has signed on to a letter to President Trump regarding Syria. The letter signed by seven faith-based denominations and organizations, some of whom are engaged in providing support for peacebuilding efforts in Syria and humanitarian assistance to displaced Syrians, called for the complete withdrawal of US troops from Syria. It also urges the US administration to address root causes of insecurity in the region. Read more »


This journey is one that no one should have to bear (April 19, 2019)

On April 20, 1999, Tom and Linda Mauser joined a club that no one wanted to join: the parents of a child victimized by gun violence. Their son, Daniel Mauser, was a victim of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colo. Read more »


Brethren bits for April 29, 2019 (April 19, 2019)

In this issue: Celebrating love feast in Rwanda, correction, remembering George Kreps and Jay Stevens and Janet Flory Flaten, job opening, Clergywomen’s Annual Conference Breakfast, Donnels Creek celebrates 210 years, 46th annual Brethren Bible Institute, Mother’s Day Gratitude Project, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


EAD 2019 stirs up ‘good trouble’ for healing of national and global problems (April 19, 2019)

Over the first weekend of April, members of various Christian churches gathered in Washington, D.C., to learn about and advocate for political action. This national gathering, called Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD), is a three-day conference headed by leaders of many Christian denominations and attended by Christians from across the United States. This year’s theme was “Troubling the Waters for the Healing of the World,” and participants were encouraged to stir up “good trouble” to initiate positive change. Read more »


Newsline for April 19, 2019 (April 19, 2019)

NEWS 1) Planting potatoes, harvesting choirs in Rwanda 2) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs on to letter about Syria 3) EAD 2019 stirs up ‘good trouble’ for healing of national and global problems PERSONNEL 4) Gimbiya Kettering resigns from Intercultural Ministries UPCOMING EVENTS 5) NOAC registration begins May 1 6) Brethren Volunteer Service announces orientation units REFLECTION: ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF COLUMBINE 7) This journey is one that no one should have to bear 8) Brethren bits Read more »


Planting potatoes, harvesting choirs in Rwanda (April 18, 2019)

In 2012, the Global Food Initiative (GFI) began supporting a potato project of Evangelistic Training Outreach Ministries of Rwanda (ETOMR) among the Twa people in the village of Bunyove in northwest Rwanda. Read more »


Gimbiya Kettering resigns from Intercultural Ministries (April 18, 2019)

Gimbiya Kettering has resigned as director of Intercultural Ministries for the Church of the Brethren, effective May 31. She has served in the position since Jan. 7, 2013. As director of Intercultural Ministries, she has been a member of the staff of Discipleship Ministries (formerly Congregational Life Ministries) and has worked closely with the Intercultural Ministries Advisory Committee. Read more »


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