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Brethren bits for Sept. 3, 2014 (September 3, 2014)

In this issue: Remembering Channie Johnson, BVS Europe retreat, CAS leadership change, Bethany seeks faculty in theological studies, service of mourning for Gaza conflict, relief shipment to Honduras, Tom Mullen Ministry of Writing Fellowship, Bridgewater celebrates Nininger Hall and plans first night game on Jopson Field, new USDA figures reveal continuing hunger and risk for children, amid more news from church agencies, districts, congregations. Read more »


Powerhouse regional youth conference to be at Camp Mack in mid-November (September 3, 2014)

The Powerhouse regional youth conference has reached its fifth anniversary! Powerhouse will return to Camp Mack near Milford, Ind., on Nov. 15-16, providing a weekend of worship, workshops, music, recreation, and more for senior high youth in the Midwest and their advisors. Read more »


‘100 Years for Nonviolence’ is celebrated at the IFOR centennial gathering  (September 3, 2014)

“Pray and resist!” That was the message from Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, Northern Ireland Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1976, at the Aug. 1 opening ceremony of the Centennial of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR). The centennial celebration was held in Konstanz, Germany, on Aug. 1-3. Read more »


US religious leaders, WCC issue statements on violence in Iraq (September 2, 2014)

A Faith Forum on Middle East Policy and the World Council of Churches (WCC) have issued statements on the violence occurring in Iraq. Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, was one of the American church leaders to sign a letter to US President Barack Obama organized by the Faith Forum, that urged alternatives to US military action in Iraq. Read more »


Webinar series to address ‘Opportunities and Challenges of Post-Christendom’ (August 26, 2014)

Authors of published or forthcoming books in the popular “After Christendom” series will lead a series of six webinars this year and next, presented by the Church of the Brethren, the Center for Anabaptist Studies at Bristol Baptist College in the UK, the Anabaptist Network, and the Mennonite Trust. Read more »


Newsline for Aug. 26, 2014 (August 26, 2014)

1) Plans progress for Nigeria relief effort in cooperation with EYN, Global Mission and Service, and Brethren Disaster Ministries. 2) Grant goes to IMA World Health appeal for Ebola emergency. 3) Bethany Seminary surpasses $5.9 million campaign goal. 4) International Day of Prayer for Peace 2014 is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21. 5) Brethren Academy, Ministry Office, Bethany Seminary create new Sustaining Ministerial Excellence Advanced Seminar. 6) Brethren Academy announces upcoming courses in 2014, 2015. 7) Webinar series to address ‘Opportunities and Challenges of Post-Christendom.’ 8) Children’s Disaster Services offers training workshops in Hawaii, Indiana, Oregon. 9) Brethren bits Read more »


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