Intercultural ministries

Mission Statement: We are called to enrich and strengthen the Church of the Brethren by our unity as people across cultures, modeling for the larger church the blessings of being one as God’s people.

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    The Church of the Brethren website offers instant translation into 15 languages.

  • A pastoral statement for Haiti

    Church of the Brethren general secretary David Steele has shared the following pastoral statement for Haiti during a state of emergency and widespread violence in the Caribbean island nation. The full text of the pastoral statement follows in three languages: English, Haitian Kreyol, and French:

  • Remembering Belita Mitchell

    Belita D. Mitchell, the first Black woman to be ordained in the Church of the Brethren and the first Black woman to serve as moderator of the Annual Conference, passed away Feb. 10 at her home in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

  • Intercultural lunch welcomes many

    Photos and video clips from the Intercultural Luncheon sponsored by Discipleship and Leadership Formation at Annual Conference 2023

  • Spanish-Speaking Brethren Leaders luncheon abounds in worship

    Wednesday, July 5, 2023, Discipleship and Leadership Formation sponsored a lunch event held primarily in Spanish. Attendees represented 11 different countries. Hear the sound of worship via video clips from the event.

  • Welcome session announced by Standing with People of Color committee

    A “Standing with People of Color Welcome Session” is announced for March 14 at 7-8:30 p.m. (Eastern time).

  • LaDonna Sanders Nkosi resigns as director of Intercultural Ministries

    LaDonna Sanders Nkosi has resigned as director of Intercultural Ministries for the Church of the Brethren, and as staff of Discipleship Ministries, effective Dec. 31. She has served in the position for three years, since Jan. 16, 2020.

  • Committee seeks to contact Church of the Brethren members and initiatives working for racial justice

    Who is already called to the work of racial justice, or is already active in any way? The committee is hoping to start with an accurate picture of what is already happening. It wants to connect with initiatives or individuals at any level in the Church of the Brethren (community, congregation, district, denomination) who are working on racial justice issues in any way (education, activism, healing, spiritual renewal, etc.), whether they are doing their work inside or outside of the church. The committee also is interested in getting to know people who have a passion for this topic but may not yet be publicly active.

Healing Racism book list

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Healing Racism Congregations & Communities Mini-grant Program

Twelve congregations and districts across the denomination received mini-grants for Racial Justice and Healing Racism in 2021. Find the list of recipients here.

The purpose of this program was to empower communities and churches to provide opportunities for racial healing and learning. We are thankful for the generosity the Chicago Community Trust, Healing Illinois, the Brethren Faith in Action Fund, and others for collaborating to support congregations and communities in providing opportunities for Racial Healing.

Healing Racism Congregations & Communities Series 2021

Igniting Antiracist Activism: A Multi-seminary Conversation with Dr. Drew G. I. Hart

Thursday, April 29th Dr. Drew G. I. Hart is speaking at a multi-seminary online event hosted by Bethany Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary and New Brunswick Theological Seminary.  Register here at 

The Ministry of Jesus, Ubuntu and Cultural Competency for These Times

On Tuesday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 11, Rev. LaDonna Sanders Nkosi is leading a Ventures in Christian Discipleship course titled “The Ministry of Jesus, Ubuntu and Cultural Competency for These Times.” You are invited to register and join, here:

Listening and Learning from Brethren Leaders of Asian-American Heritage

On Wednesday, May 5, the Office of Ministry is hosting a conversation, “Listening and Learning from Brethren Leaders of Asian-American Heritage.” Find out more and register to attend here:

Drew Hart, author of Who Will Be A Witness and Trouble I’ve Seen, joined us as a part of “Healing Racism Congregations and Communities Series” which launched in February.

Tuesday, February 9th “Who Will Be A Witness: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love and Deliverance.”

Journey through Justice

Join us as together we journey with featured online resources and posts on racial justice. Peacebuilding, educational videos, articles, and posts have been shared on the

Here are Racial Justice Resources, Part 1 and Racial Justice Resources, Part 2. These are resources we have shared recently on social media.

What does it mean to be God’s family? The Church of the Brethren has committed itself to being transformed completely—as individuals, as congregations, as a denomination—so that we continually grow into the vision of Revelation 7:9. We seek to be separate no more.

After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. (Revelation 7:9)

Read the Annual Conference paper, “Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church.”

The work of discipleship serves to restore our relationships, with one another and with God, in ways that uphold justice and righteousness. This includes the work to eliminate white supremacy in all its forms. Discipleship Ministries offers resources and opportunities to learn more about the impact of race and racism on our nation, the identity of the church, and individual discipleship.

Go to Discipleship Ministries resources on race and racism.