2013 news and Newsline editions


Church of the Brethren general secretary takes part in plenary on peace
(November 7, 2013)
“When Jesus said ‘Love your enemies,’ I think he probably meant don’t kill them,” said Stan Noffsinger at the plenary on peace at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly. He was quoting a popular Brethren bumper sticker written by San Diego-based peacemaker Linda Williams.
Ecumenical conversation works at new definition of ‘security’
(November 6, 2013)
The ecumenical conversation on “human security” at the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly was an exercise in changing the concept of what security means, as well as opening minds and hearts to the suffering of those who live in insecurity around the world.
Thoughts on mission and unity from the WCC 10th Assembly
(November 6, 2013)
Each day at the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea, has focused on a particular subtheme related to either the overall theme and prayer of the meeting--“God of life, lead us to justice and peace”--or the main goals of the ecumenical movement. Monday of this week focused on mission, Tuesday focused on unity. Here are just a few of the thoughts about mission and unity: “Mission belongs to the very being of the church.” -- A leader of the World Evangelical Alliance bringing greetings to the assembly during the plenary session on mission. He also said in his remarks that, “Witnessing to the gospel should never be done in a way that overturns human dignity.”
Leading EYN through its most difficult time: An interview with Samuel Dante Dali
(November 5, 2013)
Samuel Dante Dali, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), attended the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly as delegate for the Nigerian Brethren. Here he talks about the increase of terrorist violence in northeast Nigeria where members of EYN have been among the many killed in attacks by extremist Islamists.
First impressions: Words and images from the opening days of the WCC 10th Assembly
(November 1, 2013)
Sound bites in words and images from opening days of the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan, South Korea--the 10th for the WCC. Held only every 7 or 8 years, each WCC assembly represents the largest and diverse gathering of Christian denominations from around the world. The Church of the Brethren is a founding member.
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