2013 news and Newsline editions


Newsline for Nov. 11, 2013
(November 11, 2013)
NEWS: 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries challenges church to raise $500,000 for Typhoon Haiyan response. WCC 10th ASSEMBLY: 2) Church of the Brethren general secretary takes part in plenary on peace. 3) World Council of Churches Assembly adopts statement on just peace. 4) Assembly documents address unity, politicization of religion and rights of religious minorities, peace on the Korean Peninsula, among other concerns. 5) African moderator is historic choice for WCC, elections also name Noffsinger to Central Committee. 6) Ecumenical conversation works at new definition of ‘security.’ 7) Leading EYN through its most difficult time: An interview with Samuel Dante Dali.
African moderator is historic choice for WCC, elections also name Noffsinger to Central Committee
(November 11, 2013)
The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches has chosen a new Central Committee to serve for the period until the next assembly is held. Among the 150 delegates selected for the Central Committee is Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger, as well as three others from the peace churches. In an historic choice, the Central Committee has chosen its first woman and African to serve as moderator.
Assembly adopts documents addressing concerns for unity, politicization of religion and rights of religious minorities, peace on the Korean Peninsula, among others.
(November 9, 2013)
The WCC Assembly adopted a number of documents addressing public issues, a statement on unity, and a “message” coming out of the experience of the assembly.
World Council of Churches Assembly adopts statement on just peace
(November 8, 2013)
A “Statement on the Way of Just Peace” was adopted by the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th Assembly on Friday, Nov. 8, with an expression of strong support from the delegate body.
New Young Adult Steering Committee members announced
(November 8, 2013)
The Young Adult Steering Committee is meeting Nov. 8–10 to plan for Young Adult Conference, scheduled for May 23–25, 2014, at Camp Brethren Woods in Virginia. Visit www.brethren.org/yac for more information.
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