The 30th World Hunger Auction, sponsored by a number of Churches of the Brethren in Franklin County and Roanoke, Va., was held in August. Beginning with one congregation in 1984, the auction has grown steadily to a point that 10 congregations currently are involved. Read more »
The 50 participants at the “Great Multitude Symposium” Oct. 25-27 in Virlina District ranged from retired pastors to young adults. They traveled from California, and just a few miles down the mountain from the conference center. They spoke Hausa, German, Spanish, and English. Read more »
The Progressive Brethren Gathering happening this weekend, Nov. 15-17, in Fort Wayne, Ind., will be webcast live at both www.progressivebrethren.org and www.livingstreamcob.org . Read more »
NEWS: 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries challenges church to raise $500,000 for Typhoon Haiyan response. WCC 10th ASSEMBLY: 2) Church of the Brethren general secretary takes part in plenary on peace. 3) World Council of Churches Assembly adopts statement on just peace. 4) Assembly documents address unity, politicization of religion and rights of religious minorities, peace on the Korean Peninsula, among other concerns. 5) African moderator is historic choice for WCC, elections also name Noffsinger to Central Committee. 6) Ecumenical conversation works at new definition of ‘security.’ 7) Leading EYN through its most difficult time: An interview with Samuel Dante Dali. Read more »
The 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches has chosen a new Central Committee to serve for the period until the next assembly is held. Among the 150 delegates selected for the Central Committee is Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger, as well as three others from the peace churches. In an historic choice, the Central Committee has chosen its first woman and African to serve as moderator. Read more »
Please pause for a moment and pray for all impacted by the widespread devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Vietnam. With extensive loss of life and destruction, our prayers are desperately needed for all who are left homeless, all who lost loved ones, and all whose lives have been terribly disrupted. Read more »
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