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Compelling Vision Process Team publishes report on district conversations (June 20, 2019)

The Compelling Vision Process Team has published a report on the district conversations of the past year, to share with the denomination in advance of compelling vision conversations planned for Annual Conference. The report is titled, “Unfolding Journey: A Report on the District Conversations.” Find this and other information about the compelling vision process at www.brethren.org/compellingvision . Read more »


Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs letter for World Refugee Day (June 20, 2019)

The Church of the Brethren Office of Peacebuilding and Policy has signed a letter asking Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to strengthen US refugee resettlement as a core part of a robust international religious freedom agenda. The 42 signatories to the letter, which was coordinated by World Relief, represented a wide range of faith traditions. It was sent to the appropriate officials at the State Department and to the Vice President’s office. Read more »


Ministry Summer Service interns begin ministry placements (June 15, 2019)

The Ministry Summer Service (MSS) participants for this summer have completed orientation and 4 interns have begun serving for 10 weeks in ministry placements. MSS orientation began May 31 at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Mentors arrived June 3, and orientation ended on June 5. Read more »


Brethren bits for June 15 (June 15, 2019)

In this issue: National Jr. High Conference, personnel, job opening, Nigeria Crisis Response update, We Are Able workcamp, Conference on Drone Warfare, “Why We Can’t Wait,” course on Brethren history, Juneteenth at First Chicago, “Candid Conversations” from Denver, continuing tornado response in S. Ohio and Kentucky District, cuts at Elizabethtown College, and more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


Christine and Josiah Ludwick complete year of work in Rwanda (June 15, 2019)

Christine and Josiah Ludwick have completed their year of service as Global Mission workers with the Church of the Brethren in Rwanda. They traveled to Rwanda in August 2018 with their children Rachel and Asher. Read more »


Newsline for June 15, 2019 (June 15, 2019)

1) Anabaptist Church Consultation on the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service 2) Thriving in Ministry completes survey of multivocational pastors 3) General secretary signs letter about war in Yemen 4) Xenos Project is launched by Intercultural Ministries 5) Atlantic Northeast District ministry commission shares update on recent work 6) Pacific Southwest District shares support to those affected by Camp Fire 7) Christine and Josiah Ludwick complete year of work in Rwanda 8) Ministry Summer Service interns begin ministry placements 9) Brethren bits Read more »


Atlantic Northeast District ministry commission shares update on recent work (June 15, 2019)

Following the action of the 2018 Atlantic Northeast District Conference to not approve the proposed same gender marriage policy, the district ministry commission began discussions on next steps in continuing their work on this issue. Discussion included the 1983 Annual Conference statement “Human Sexuality from a Christian Perspective” as well as acknowledging the importance of all the Annual Conference statements in the life of the church and all those who serve as set-apart ministers. Read more »


General secretary signs letter about war in Yemen (June 15, 2019)

Church of the Brethren general secretary David Steele is one of 21 Christian leaders from across the country to sign a letter regarding the war in Yemen. Coordinated by Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), the letter was sent to Congress, including the leadership of the House and Senate and relevant committees. Read more »


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