Peace and justice

The Church of the Brethren works to live out of our tradition as a historic peace church by seeking to become a living peace church, through the many issues of peace and justice.

The church and Christians are called by God to witness to the gospel of peace with such intensity that nations repent and history is changed. Less than a radical witness can only lead us to accept idols of materialism, blind nationalism, the glorification of military strength, dependence on technological solutions for human problems, and personal and national security at the expense of justice.

Peace news

Endless horror: Stories from the parents of the Chibok girls
(April 14, 2015)
My sixth visit to Chibok from April 8-10, 2015, was a very risky journey, but I decided to go and deliver letters from the Church of the Brethren congregations in America and express how brothers and sisters from the Church of the Brethren love, care, and have great concern for the abducted Chibok girls’ parents. A lot of people from other churches and other individuals’ hearts ache for them as well.
A Newsline Special in Honor of the Chibok Girls
(April 14, 2015)
1) Remembering the Chibok girls, one year later. 2) Endless horror: Stories from the parents of the Chibok girls. 3) Tales of escape: Bible college student interviews displaced Nigerians. 4) Spiritual resources to remember and honor the Chibok girls. 5) Office of Public Witness offers webinar on Nigeria conflict and the environment
Summer tour itinerary for Nigerian BEST group and women’s choir is released
(April 8, 2015)
The itinerary for a summer tour by Nigerian groups from Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has been released by the planning committee. The two groups are the Brethren Evangelism Support Trust (BEST), a group of businesspeople and professionals, and an EYN Women’s Fellowship Choir.
‘They called to us to come closer’: An interview with a Chibok girl who escaped
(March 31, 2015)
On the night of April 14, 2014, Hauwa was in her room at school when she heard voices outside. When she looked outside she saw soldiers coming toward their dormitory. “They called to us to come closer,” Hauwa recalls. “When we got closer to the men, they asked us where our teachers were. When we told them that our teachers were staying in town, they wanted us to show them where the food was being stored. It became clear to us that these men were not soldiers but Boko Haram. We were all very frightened. Before we realized what was happening, they began shoving us into cars and driving us away.”
Trip to Nigeria yields testimonies of thanks for support from American Brethren
(March 31, 2015)
This report from Roxane and Carl Hill’s recent trip to Nigeria highlights testimonies about how the aid of the Church of the Brethren is appreciated by members of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Carl and Roxane Hill are co-directors of the Nigeria Crisis Response of the Church of the Brethren.
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