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Global Food Initiative announces numerous grants (May 4, 2019)

In recent months, numerous grants have been made by the Global Food Initiative (GFI) of the Church of the Brethren. Grants have been given for agriculture-related and hunger relief projects in Haiti, Mexico, and Spain, and in the United States to projects related to Church of the Brethren congregations in Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Illinois. Read more »


Hoovers close out their work with Global Mission and Service (May 4, 2019)

Jason and Nicole Hoover have concluded their work with the Church of the Brethren Global Mission and Service program in the Dominican Republic in order to begin working with Solid Rock International. Read more »


Newsline for May 4, 2019 (May 4, 2019)

NEWS 1) Emergency Disaster Fund grants totaling $70,000 support Africa cyclone relief 2) Global Food Initiative announces numerous grants 3) On Earth Peace adopts new values, vision, and mission PERSONNEL 4) Hoovers close out their work with Global Mission and Service UPCOMING EVENTS 5) Pre-NOAC event offers ‘Labor Day Sabbath rest’ 6) Gathering will dedicate memorial stones for conscientious objectors 7) Brethren bits Read more »


Emergency Disaster Fund grants totaling $70,000 support Africa cyclone relief (May 4, 2019)

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed two grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to support relief efforts in southern Africa following Cyclone Idai. The two grants are given to longterm partner organizations of the Church of the Brethren. A grant of $40,000 has been given to ACT Alliance, and a grant of $30,000 has been given jointly to IMA World Health and Lutheran World Relief. Read more »


Pre-NOAC event offers ‘Labor Day Sabbath rest’ (April 25, 2019)

The Office of Ministry is holding a continuing education event on the opening day of National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) titled “Labor Day Sabbath Rest.” The event on Monday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Atkins House at Lake Junaluska, N.C., is open to ministers and spouses and all laity. The 50-plus age requirement for NOAC does not apply. Ministers may earn 0.6 continuing education credits. Read more »


Newsline for April 19, 2019 (April 19, 2019)

NEWS 1) Planting potatoes, harvesting choirs in Rwanda 2) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy signs on to letter about Syria 3) EAD 2019 stirs up ‘good trouble’ for healing of national and global problems PERSONNEL 4) Gimbiya Kettering resigns from Intercultural Ministries UPCOMING EVENTS 5) NOAC registration begins May 1 6) Brethren Volunteer Service announces orientation units REFLECTION: ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF COLUMBINE 7) This journey is one that no one should have to bear 8) Brethren bits Read more »


NOAC registration begins May 1 (April 19, 2019)

Registration begins May 1 for National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) to be held Sept. 2-6 at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina. The theme is “Reaching Across Generations, Beyond Differences, Through Conflict, into Joy.” Read more »


EAD 2019 stirs up ‘good trouble’ for healing of national and global problems (April 19, 2019)

Over the first weekend of April, members of various Christian churches gathered in Washington, D.C., to learn about and advocate for political action. This national gathering, called Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD), is a three-day conference headed by leaders of many Christian denominations and attended by Christians from across the United States. This year’s theme was “Troubling the Waters for the Healing of the World,” and participants were encouraged to stir up “good trouble” to initiate positive change. Read more »


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