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Mission and Ministry Board names new general secretary for the Church of the Brethren (May 24, 2016)

David A. Steele has been named general secretary-elect of the Church of the Brethren by the denomination’s Mission and Ministry Board. His appointment was announced yesterday, May 23, at a specially called meeting at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. Read more »


Brethren letter urges US to take part in talks about nuclear disarmament (May 14, 2016)

The Church of the Brethren’s interim general secretary Dale Minnich has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the United States to participate in international talks about nuclear disarmament. Read more »


CCS participants learn about the root causes of mass incarceration (May 14, 2016)

“Brethren, our game is strong…and the story ain’t over yet!” This call to action from Richard Newton heralded the start of Christian Citizenship Seminar (CCS) 2016. Each year CCS brings together high school youth to learn about a social justice issue and put their faith into practice through political advocacy on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Read more »


New resources include summer Guide for Biblical Studies, curriculum guide for ‘Seagoing Cowboy’ (May 14, 2016)

New resources from Brethren Press include a summer quarter of A Guide for Biblical Studies--the Bible study curriculum for adult Christian education--on the theme “Toward a New Creation,” and a new curriculum guide for the illustrated children’s book “The Seagoing Cowboy.” Read more »


Daggett hired as project director for Shine, following Stutzman retirement (May 14, 2016)

Joan Daggett of Bridgewater, Va., has accepted the position of project director for Shine: Living in God’s Light, the children’s Sunday school curriculum produced by Brethren Press and MennoMedia. Read more »


Brethren bits for May 14, 2016 (May 14, 2016)

In this issue: Remembrances, personnel notes, job openings, volunteer positions, news from congregations and districts, Brethren Bible Institute dates, Juniata College honors faculty, Bridgewater College recognizes philosophy and religion students, Bridgewater students to work at Brethren camps, WCC protests treatment of staff and partners by Israel, bill to impose draft registration on women makes inroads in Senate, more. Read more »


Joe Detrick to serve as interim director of ministry (May 14, 2016)

The Church of the Brethren has hired Joe Detrick as interim director for the Office of Ministry. He will begin in this position on June 22, working out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and from his home in Seven Valleys, Pa. This interim assignment is expected to continue for one year. Read more »


Newsline for May 14, 2016 (May 14, 2016)

NEWS 1) Brethren letter urges US to take part in talks about nuclear disarmament 2) When to ban nuclear weapons is key issue at UN working group 3) CCS participants learn about the root causes of mass incarceration PERSONNEL 4) Joe Detrick to serve as interim director of ministry 5) Daggett hired as project director for Shine, following Stutzman retirement UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Preaching seminar is offered by Bethany alumnae RESOURCES 7) New resources include summer Guide for Biblical Studies, curriculum guide for ‘Seagoing Cowboy’ 8) Brethren bits Read more »


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