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ESPANA 2025: Congregations in Spain work on a new strategy plan (July 29, 2019)

Close to 65 people gathered for 2 full days to brainstorm about the future of the church of the Brethren in Spain under the theme “Un Lider Para las Naciones” (a leader for the nations) The idea of this gathering was in the making since the last Mission Alive conference where leaders from Spain first heard about becoming a global Church of the Brethren. Read more »


Global Food Initiative makes grants for community gardens, pig raising, more (July 29, 2019)

The Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Initiative (GFI) has announced several grants for community gardens related to church congregations in various US states. Also listed among recent grant recipients are a pig raising project in Rwanda and a refrigeration project for Navajo families. Read more »


Newsline for July 29, 2019 (July 29, 2019)

NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren reaffirms its historic commitment to opposing the death penalty 2) Global Food Initiative makes grants for community gardens, pig raising, more 3) ESPANA 2025: Congregations in Spain work on a new strategy plan PERSONNEL 4) Kendra Harbeck resigns as manager of Global Mission and Service office 5) Hannah Schultz to begin as coordinator of short-term service UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Children’s Disaster Services announces fall trainings 7) Brethren bits Read more »


Brethren bits for July 29, 2019 (July 29, 2019)

In this issue: Corrections, job openings, continuing updates from Annual Conference, letter on the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, seminary open house, Nigeria news, SVMC seminar on preaching, Voices of Conscience display, webinar on “A Religious Perspective on Carbon Pricing,” news from districts and congregations, and more. Read more »


Hannah Shultz to begin as coordinator of short-term service (July 29, 2019)

Hannah Shultz has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as coordinator of short-term service, working as staff of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). She will begin her new position at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on Aug. 5. Read more »


Church of the Brethren reaffirms its historic commitment to opposing the death penalty (July 29, 2019)

On July 25, 2019, Attorney General William Barr announced that the federal government would resume the use of the death penalty, after a 16-year halt, and directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBP) to schedule the executions of five inmates currently on death row. Read more »


‘We love each other despite our differences’: The story of ND9 (July 13, 2019)

“We shared what was on our hearts, the words that were needed,” said Bob Johnson, one of those seated at Nondelegate Table Number Nine--known in the common parlance of the 2019 Annual Conference as “ND9.” Read more »


Conference sets aside regular business for compelling vision conversation, celebrates love feast (July 13, 2019)

Compelling vision conversations were the highlight of the 2019 Annual Conference held July 3-7 in Greensboro, N.C. Other business was set aside--except necessary items such as elections and reports--to make time for the process intended to help the Church of the Brethren discern a compelling vision to guide the denomination into the future. Read more »


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