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Newsline Special: Call for just immigration reform; Brethren warned of email scam (June 18, 2018)

NEWS 1) Welcoming the stranger: A call for just immigration reform 2) Brethren are warned of email scam Read more »


Brethren are warned of email scam (June 18, 2018)

Scam email messages have been received by some Church of the Brethren members recently, asking for donations to help with refugee resettlement. These are scam messages and should be deleted. Read more »


Welcoming the stranger: A call for just immigration reform (June 18, 2018)

Church of the Brethren general secretary David Steele is recommending to the Church of the Brethren a blogpost from Office of Peacebuilding and Policy associate Victoria Bateman. The post, dated Friday, June 15, reaffirms the longstanding stance of the Church of the Brethren on immigration, outlined in 1982 Annual Conference statement on “Undocumented Persons and Refugees in the United States” ( www.brethren.org/ac/statements/1982refugees.html ), and the biblical basis for extending welcome to refugees and immigrants. Read more »


Business item on delegate representation withdrawn from Annual Conference agenda (June 9, 2018)

The Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren will be seeking Standing Committee affirmation to withdraw the new business item titled “Change in Delegate Representation at Annual Conference” due to an oversight in process. Read more »


Newsline for June 9, 2018 (June 9, 2018)

NEWS 1) Business item on delegate representation withdrawn from Annual Conference agenda 2) CDS sends new team to respond to Hawaii volcano 3) Nigeria project aims to save records of victims of Boko Haram violence 4) Devastated Nigerian church denomination conducts Interfaith Peace Conference PERSONNEL 5) Kathy Fry-Miller retires from Children’s Disaster Services UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Intercultural Ministries offers ‘Continuing Together’ call series FEATURE 7) ‘I have been meaning to reach out to the Church of the Brethren for 40 years’ 8) Brethren bits Read more »


Brethren bits for June 9, 2018 (June 9, 2018)

In this issue: Personnel notes, McPherson College seeks a spiritual life coordinator, Bethany president Jeff Carter to represent the Brethren at World Council of Churches Central Committee, Brethren Disaster Ministries seeks volunteers to go to St. Thomas US Virgin Islands, “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War” exhibit to be at the Brethren Heritage Center, the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine is set for Sunday, June 10, and more. Read more »


‘I have been meaning to reach out to the Church of the Brethren for 40 years’ (June 8, 2018)

From the early 1980s, I have fond memories of the nice young lady asking for volunteers at a small college in western North Carolina. I raised my hand and volunteered to work for hours beside her, and a big draft horse. Little did I know I’d spend several days hand cutting sorghum cane on the steep slopes of a Virginia mountain farm. Read more »


CDS sends new team to respond to Hawaii volcano (June 8, 2018)

Children’s Disaster Services (CDS) has sent a new team to Hawaii to continue the response to the volcanic eruption that was begun by local volunteers Petie Brown and Randy Kawate. The American Red Cross had requested a CDS team to respond on the Big Island of Hawaii. The new team arrived at the Pahoa shelter on Wednesday, June 6. Read more »


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