News: Nigeria & Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria

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EDF grant continues Nigeria Crisis Response funding
(March 28, 2020)
The staff at Brethren Disaster Ministries have requested an additional allocation of $300,000 from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to cover remaining program expenses for the Nigeria Crisis Response program for 2020 and to carry the response through March 2021.
Garkida attacked by Boko Haram, town was birthplace of EYN in Nigeria
(February 28, 2020)
The town of Garkida in northeast Nigeria was attacked by Boko Haram the night of Feb. 21-22. Garkida is considered the birthplace of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) as the place where the Church of the Brethren was started in Nigeria in 1923.
Garkida attacked by Boko Haram
(February 25, 2020)
The town of Garkida in northeastern Nigeria was attacked by Boko Haram the night of Feb. 21-22. A number of buildings were burned, including the church building for Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria).
Nigerian Brethren district leader and ecumenical leader Lawan Andimi has been executed by Boko Haram
(January 21, 2020)
Lawan Andimi was executed by Boko Haram yesterday, Jan. 20. He was an ordained minister in Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria), served as EYN district secretary for the Michika area, and was chair of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) for the Michika area. EYN staff sent confirmation of his death to Brethren Disaster Ministries associate executive Roy Winter early this morning.
Newsline Special: Puerto Rico earthquakes, responding to Iran crisis
(January 8, 2020)
1) Brethren Disaster Ministries and district leaders report from Puerto Rico following earthquakes 2) Office of Peacebuilding and Policy issues action alert on Iran crisis, denomination joins in signing faith statement
Christian Association of Nigeria commemorates date of displacement
(November 18, 2019)
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) commemorated Oct. 29, the day Boko Haram overran Mubi and Hong communities of Adamawa State in 2014. The entire community had fled to different areas within and outside the country of Nigeria. All church denominations in the area that are under the CAN umbrella gathered at the Mararaba Local Church Council of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) for prayer, worship, speeches, and testimonies.
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