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Newsline for July 16, 2014 (July 16, 2014)

1) District youth visit and tour General Offices on their way to NYC. 2) ‘Called by Christ: Blessed for the Journey Together’ theme shapes NYC 2014. OTHER NEWS 3) Annual Conference makes changes to ‘Special Response’ process for strongly controversial issues. 4) Nigerian Brethren write petition to United Nations. 5) EYN president represents Brethren at World Council of Churches Central Committee. 6) Anabaptist Disabilities Network seeks stories of supportive care in congregations 7) Dean of Bethany Seminary speaks to international meeting. 8) Brethren bits Read more »


District youth visit and tour General Offices on their way to NYC (July 16, 2014)

Brethren youth from across the country are making their way to National Youth Conference in Colorado this week--by bus, van, car, and airplane. Several busloads from five different districts visited and toured the Church of the Brethren General Offices on their way to NYC. Read more »


‘Called by Christ: Blessed for the Journey Together’ theme shapes NYC 2014 (July 16, 2014)

The 2014 National Youth Conference planning has been shaped by the theme from Ephesians 4:1-7, “Called by Christ: Blessed for the Journey Together.” The theme was chosen by the National Youth Cabinet, working with Youth and Young Adult Ministry director Becky Ullom Naugle and the three NYC coordinators Katie Cummings, Tim Heishman, and Sarah Neher. Read more »


Annual Conference makes changes to ‘Special Response’ process for strongly controversial issues (July 16, 2014)

The 2014 Annual Conference approved revisions and amendments to the “Special Response” process for strongly controversial issues, during business sessions at the Church of the Brethren annual meeting held in Columbus, Ohio, on July 2-6. Read more »


Nigerian Brethren write petition to United Nations (July 16, 2014)

Samuel Dante Dali, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has written a petition to the United Nations. The two documents–a letter and a review of the situation of violence in Nigeria--concern “what is happening to us in Nigeria,” Dali wrote in a cover note to Global Mission and Service executive Jay Wittmeyer, to whom he copied the petition. “Thanks again for your love for Nigeria and assistance,” Dali wrote. Read more »


EYN president represents Brethren at World Council of Churches Central Committee (July 16, 2014)

EYN president Samuel Dante Dali represented the world community of the Church of the Brethren at the recent Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Dali, whose own national body Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria or the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, is a member denomination of the WCC, attended as proxy for Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger. Read more »


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