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Brethren bits for June 1, 2019 (June 1, 2019)

In this issue: Remembering Monroe Good, personnel notes, job openings, Pentecost Offering, workcamp in China, Candlelight Vigil on Family Separation, African Dialogue Series at the UN, continued prayer for Nigeria, action alert on civilian casualty reporting, letter on Cuba, more. Read more »


Newsline for June 1, 2019 (June 1, 2019)

NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to Missouri and Iowa tornadoes 2) Southern Ohio and Kentucky Brethren begin tornado response 3) Eastern Shore Brethren celebrate sesquicentennial 4) Faith leaders gather in Flint for environmental justice tour, plan for ecumenical water justice action 5) Church and Peace celebrates 70 years of active peace work in Europe PERSONNEL 6) Lamar Gibson resigns from On Earth Peace staff 7) Brethren bits Read more »


Lamar Gibson resigns from On Earth Peace staff (June 1, 2019)

On Earth Peace has announced that Lamar Gibson, development director for the agency, has resigned as of May 25. Gibson began work for On Earth Peace in September 2016, coming out of a background of almost a decade of experience in both private business and the nonprofit sector as a fundraiser and a consultant on business operations and development. Read more »


Church and Peace celebrates 70 years of active peace work in Europe (June 1, 2019)

About 150 people from peace churches, peace organizations, communities, friends, and guests--from 10 denominations and Christian traditions and 14 countries--met to mark the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the European ecumenical network Church and Peace. They gathered on May 18 for a ceremony in the Reformation Church of Moabit in Berlin to celebrate the network’s past, present, and future with the theme, “‘I will give you future and hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11): 70 years of living nonviolence and resisting militarization.” Read more »


Children’s Disaster Services responds to Missouri and Iowa tornadoes (May 31, 2019)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has begun a response to the tornadoes that devastated areas of Missouri and Iowa in recent days. CDS is a program of Brethren Disaster Ministries that since 1980 has been meeting the needs of children and families by setting up child care centers in shelters and disaster assistance centers. CDS volunteers are specially trained to respond to traumatized children by providing a calm, safe, and reassuring presence in the midst of the chaos created by disasters. Read more »


Southern Ohio and Kentucky Brethren begin tornado response (May 31, 2019)

Members of the Church of the Brethren’s Southern Ohio and Kentucky District have begun responding to those affected by the tornadoes that hit west-central Ohio, in and around the city of Dayton, on Monday, May 27. Read more »


Brethren Press highlights new resources for congregations (May 17, 2019)

New resources of note from Brethren Press include new quarterly materials from the Shine curriculum, which is jointly produced by Brethren Press and MennoMedia; new quarterly materials for A Guide for Biblical Studies; new Covenant Bible Studies titles; a Spanish-language version of “Another Way of Believing” by Dale W. Brown titled “Otra Manera de Creer”; Living Word Bulletins for the next church year; and the Advent devotional for 2019 titled “Ready” by Frank Ramirez. Read more »


Brethren Life & Thought offers digital access (May 17, 2019)

In the Brethren Journal Association (BJA) annual report to the spring 2019 meeting of the Bethany Theological Seminary board of trustees, association president Jim Grossnickle-Batterton reported the following: Read more »


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