2011 news and Newsline editions

Royer retires as manager of Global Food Crisis Fund
(December 29, 2011)
Howard E. Royer is retiring as manager of the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) on Dec. 31. He has completed eight years as GFCF manager, serving three-quarter time on a contract/volunteer basis.
Blevins resigns as advocacy officer, ecumenical peace coordinator
(December 29, 2011)
Jordan Blevins has resigned as advocacy officer and ecumenical peace coordinator for the Church of the Brethren and the National Council of Churches (NCC), effective March 1, 2012. He has served the Church of the Brethren, seconded to the NCC, since July 1, 2010, giving the denomination a new kind of witness and presence in Washington, D.C., and giving staff support to the peace witness of the NCC.
Hoslers conclude their service in Nigeria, report on peace work
(December 29, 2011)
Church of the Brethren mission workers Nathan and Jennifer Hosler have concluded their service in Nigeria and returned to the United States in mid-December. Following is an excerpt from their final newsletter reporting on their work at Kulp Bible College of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria).
BVS Europe welcomes largest number of volunteers since 2004
(December 29, 2011)
The Europe program of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) welcomed many new BVS volunteers this year, 2011--16 in all, “which is more than we’ve seen since 2004,” reports coordinator Kristin Flory in a recent newsletter. Flory works out of an office in Geneva, Switzerland.
Peace meditation: Reflections from a BVS volunteer in Europe
(December 29, 2011)
Brethren Volunteer (BVS) worker Susan Pracht has completed a term of service with Church and Peace in Laufdorf, Germany--the first BVSer to serve there since the late 1980s. Church and Peace is an ecumenical organization of more than 110 corporate and individual members from all over Europe. Before departing Europe, Pracht posted this meditation on Facebook.
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2011 Photo albums

Haiti Medical Clinic, November 2011
Photos from a Church of the Brethren sponsored medical clinic held in Haiti in late November 2011. Also included are new photos of the celebration of the new Haitian Brethren church at Canaan. Photos are by Dr. Emerson Pierre and Ilexene Alphonse

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