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Issue 21 - Haiti, Annual Conference, BDM, North Korea

Issue 20 - Haiti trip, Annual Conference events, BDM

Issue 19 - Thank you, Philippines, DR, Nigeria, North Korea

Issue 18 - Dominican Republic, Honduras, BVS

Issue 17 - South Sudan, Japan, CDS, prayer requests

Issue 16 - Nigeria, El Salvador, Christmas card outreach

Issue 15 - Nigeria, Brazil, and appeals

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In addition to many places worldwide where Brethren are active with volunteer work or emergency assistance, the Church of the Brethren carries out mission projects in a number of countries. Some of these projects are the fruits of long relationships that span generations. Others are newer efforts in places where we have sensed God leading us today. In all cases, we work in mutual relationship with individuals and organizations in the local setting—seeking both to give and to learn.

Other parts of this website have information on Brethren Disaster Ministries, Brethren Volunteer Service, Children's Disaster Services, workcamps, the Global Food Crisis Fund, the Global Women's Project, and peacemaking.

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Report on 2013 trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo


Mission Advisory Committee has first-hand look at Haiti, proposes work toward a global Brethren body
(March 11, 2014)
The Mission Advisory Committee, which helps guide the international ministries of the Church of the Brethren Global Mission and Service program, held its biennial gathering in Haiti to see first-hand the holistic ministry of the Haitian mission. The visit hosted by the Brethren Ministry Center in the Port-au-Prince area, also met with Haitian leadership to better understand the growth of Eglise des Freres Haitiens, the Haitian Church of the Brethren.
Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grant aid to Nigerian Brethren affected by violence
(March 11, 2014)
Brethren Disaster Ministries is directing $25,000 from the church’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to aid Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria (EYN--the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) during a time of escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria. The money will be contributed through EYN’s Compassion Fund.
Global Food Crisis grants support new BVS position in public witness, agriculture in DRC Congo and Rwanda
(March 11, 2014)
The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) this week announces three grants, to support a new Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) position at the Church of the Brethren Office of Public Witness, and for agriculture work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
Workbook on physical loss and disability is published in Vietnam
(March 4, 2014)
On Sept. 3, 2013, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) Faculty of Social Work received boxes containing the first 1,000 copies of the Vietnamese translation of “Coping with Physical Loss and Disability Workbook,” written by Rick Ritter, M.S.W., who has been part of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren in Indiana. The book was published by Youth Publisher, Ho Chi Minh City.
The building of a shared society: The work of one BVS project site in Northern Ireland
(March 4, 2014)
East Belfast Mission, one of the project sites in Northern Ireland where Brethren Volunteer Service workers are placed, was in the news early this year when a peacebuilding event it hosted was met with violent protests. Here, BVS volunteer Megan Miller explains the groundbreaking work of the mission.
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