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Church of the Brethren renews memorandum of understanding with Selective Service (May 6, 2019)

The Church of the Brethren has renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Selective Service System, the federal department responsible for the nation’s preparation for a military draft and draft registration. Selective Service also has worked with the historic peace churches to plan for alternative service for conscientious objectors in the event of a draft. 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 »


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 »


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 »


Gathering will dedicate memorial stones for conscientious objectors  (May 4, 2019)

An ecumenical gathering on Wednesday, May 15, will hold a ceremony related to the 2019 International Conscientious Objection Day, and all are invited. A special focus of this gathering will be to dedicate engraved stones remembering those who, in the spirit of two cherished Bible passages (Isaiah 2:4 and Luke 19:42), were conscientious objectors during World War I. Read more »


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 »


Brethren bits for May 4, 2019 (May 4, 2019)

In this issue: Remembering Sue Snyder and Ruby Shenk, compelling vision prayer calendar, job openings at the World Council of Churches, Bethany Seminary commencement, Brethren Disaster Ministries online store, mission prayer requests, anti-drone warfare conference, barrier-free grant program, choir celebrations, and much more news by, for, and about Brethren. 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 »


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