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Grants support BDM project site in New Jersey, war recovery in Gaza, Ebola response in Liberia (October 7, 2014)

The Brethren Disaster Ministries staff is directing a total of $54,000 from the Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to the disaster rebuilding project at Toms River, N.J., war recovery work by the Shepherd Society in Gaza, and the fight against the spread of Ebola in Liberia. Read more »


Nigerian and American Brethren continue aid to those displaced by violence, MMB members to engage in advocacy for Nigeria (October 7, 2014)

Efforts continue by Nigerian and American Brethren to aid those displaced by violence in northeastern Nigeria, where news media report continued fighting and EYN members report more attacks in which members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) were abducted or killed. Read more »


Ecumenical study committee shares preliminary work, plans for Annual Conference 2015 (October 7, 2014)

The Annual Conference study committee on an Ecumenical Vision for the 21st Century met Aug. 27-28 in Seattle, Wash. With gorgeous weather and a stunning view of Mt. Rainier, the group was blessed to receive the hospitality of Columbia-Lakewood Community Church in Seattle, which is jointly affiliated with the Church of the Brethren and the United Church of Christ. Read more »


On Earth Peace board meeting helps mark 40 years, celebrates Bob Gross (October 7, 2014)

During the 40th anniversary of the ministry of On Earth Peace, board and staff met for their fall board meeting at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., on Sept. 17-20. Throughout this anniversary year, On Earth Peace is leading a Visions and Dreams of Building Peace campaign, including recorded interviews of hopes for peace for the next 40 years. Read more »


Bob Gross announces departure from On Earth Peace (October 7, 2014)

On Earth Peace's development director, Bob Gross, has announced his departure from the staff, effective Dec. 31. Gross has served with On Earth Peace since 1994, when he joined the staff as part-time coordinator of the Ministry of Reconciliation. Read more »


Brethren bits for Oct. 7, 2014 (October 7, 2014)

In this issue: Correction, remembering Charles Bieber and Wayne Zook, new staff in Southeastern District, job opening at Pinecrest Community, webinar postponed, new volunteer training for Children’s Disaster Services offered in Florida, Shine wants to hear from teachers, art gallery gives to Global Food Crisis Fund, and much more news by, for, and about Brethren. Read more »


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