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Newsline for April 29, 2015 (April 29, 2015)

1) Responding to the Nepal earthquake. 2) Foods Resource Bank receives annual Church of the Brethren contribution. 3) Volunteers for the Church of the Brethren gather for a retreat in Honduras. 4) Bethany Seminary event explores Anabaptism for today. 5) Manchester University Medical Practicum: Three decades of service and counting. 6) Faith rising out of the ashes: Brethren make visit to EYN headquarters in Kwarhi. 7) Meeting EYN leadership: Working toward normalcy. 8) Chiques Church of the Brethren is a giving church. 9) Bethany Seminary commencement scheduled for May 9. 10) ‘Way to Live: Justice and Forgiveness’ webinar is offered May 5. 11) WCC launches new websites promoting pilgrimage of justice and peace. 12) In living memory of Thao. 13) Brethren bits Read more »

Meeting EYN leadership: Working toward normalcy (April 29, 2015)

Nigeria Crisis Response co-directors Carl and Roxane Hill continue a series of articles introducing leaders of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). In today’s piece, the Hills interview EYN general secretary Rev. Jinatu Wamdeo, and his late brother Bulus Libra, a lay pastor and a leader in the Margi-speaking community: Read more »

In living memory of Thao (April 29, 2015)

Nguyen Thi Thu Thao, age 24, died Easter morning, April 5. She held a degree from Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Forestry. She battled for seven years with thyroid cancer, kidney disease, and eye pain. Read more »

Chiques Church of the Brethren is a giving church (April 29, 2015)

In mid-April, Chiques Church of the Brethren in Manheim, Pa., sponsored a dinner and silent auction to help support the Nigeria Crisis Fund. Jennifer Cox, one of the event organizers, said, “Church of the Brethren in the United States has responded to the crisis with an outpouring of resources to bring relief and hope to our brothers and sisters in Nigeria who are living daily with the threat of violence.” Read more »

‘Way to Live: Justice and Forgiveness’ webinar is offered May 5 (April 29, 2015)

“Way to Live: Justice and Forgiveness” is part of a continuing series of webinars for those involved in youth and young adult ministry. It is offered Tuesday, May 5, at 8 p.m. (Eastern time), with leadership from Marie Benner-Rhoades of the staff of On Earth Peace. For more information go to the Facebook event page at . Read more »

Responding to the Nepal earthquake  (April 29, 2015)

“Through the heartbreak of so much destruction and death, Brethren Disaster Ministries is organizing a multilevel response” to the Nepal earthquake, reported Roy Winter, associate executive director of Global Mission and Service and Brethren Disaster Ministries. Read more »

Brethren bits for April 29, 2015 (April 29, 2015)

In this issue: District administrative assistants meet, Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village seeks CEO, Material Resources seeks warehouse assistant, Youth and Young Adult Ministry seeks 2015-2016 assistant to serve through BVS, Bethany featured in the “Palladium-Item,” Shenandoah District Disaster Ministries Auction is May 15-16, and more news from colleges and the John Kline Homestead. Read more »

Foods Resource Bank receives annual Church of the Brethren contribution (April 29, 2015)

The Church of the Brethren through its Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) has contributed an annual gift of $10,000 to the Foods Resource Bank (FRB). The contribution represents the payment of the denomination’s 2015 commitment as an implementing member of FRB. Read more »

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