Bridgewater College Doubles Fundraising Over Last Year

Bridgewater College has enjoyed unparalleled fund-raising success during the first six months of the 2006 fiscal year, with more than $1 million being donated in the month of December alone, it was reported by the College’s Office of Institutional Advancement. The college is a Church of the Brethren school located in Bridgewater, Va. According to

Bethany Seminary Students and Friends Visit Greece

Thirteen Bethany Theological Seminary students and friends recently spent 12 days touring historical and religious sites in Greece, accompanied by Nadine Pence Frantz, professor of Theological Studies. Bethany students enrolled in the Master of Divinity (M. Div.) and Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.Th.) degree programs are required to take at least one course in

Newsline for February 1, 2006

“The Lord is my chosen portion….” — Psalm 16:5a NEWS 1) General Board reports record funding figures for 2005. 2) Video shows missing peacemakers alive in Iraq. 3) Intercultural Study Committee develops web log. 4) Bethany board increases tuition, prepares for accreditation renewal. 5) Walk Across America makes change in scheduling church visits. 6) Disaster

Disaster Child Care Releases Year-End Figures, Announces 2006 Trainings

Disaster Child Care (DCC) coordinator Helen Stonesifer has released year-end figures for the program, which is part of the Church of the Brethren General Board’s Emergency Response/Service Ministries. DCC trains volunteers to set up special child care centers in disaster locations to care for young children that have been affected by disaster. The 2005 statistics

Video Shows Missing Peacemakers Alive in Iraq

A video shown by Al Jazeera television on Jan. 28 showed four Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members alive in Iraq, but included a renewed death threat if the US does not release its prisoners in Iraq. CPT has its roots in the Historic Peace Churches (Church of the Brethren, Mennonite, and Quaker) and is an

Douglas Resigns from Staff of ABC

Scott Douglas has resigned as director of Older Adult Ministries of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC), effective June 2006. He joined ABC in 1998 as director of resources. During his eight years with ABC, Douglas has served as the organization’s conference coordinator, planning and overseeing five National Older Adult Conferences (NOAC), four Caring Ministries

Intercultural Study Committee Develops Web Log

The Intercultural Study Committee formed by the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference has developed a web log in an effort to foster discussion of its investigative work on cross-cultural issues in the Church of the Brethren. The study committee was elected at the 2004 Annual Conference in Charleston as a result of two queries,

Juniata Professor Gives MRI Testing a Musical Tribute

For many patients who are subject to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, the immobility, tight spaces and atonal intermittent noises are something to be endured, not celebrated. However, when percussionist Jim Latten had an MRI, he heard music. “What I found out, laying in the machine, is that it produces some pretty catchy rhythms,”

Christian Citizenship Seminar Scheduled by Witness/Washington Office

The Brethren Witness/Washington Office has announced an Adult Christian Citizenship Seminar to be held May 6-11 in New York City and Washington, D.C., on the theme, “Healthcare for a Hurting World.” The event for adults is a counterpart to the Christian Citizenship Seminar offered for high school-age youth. “Plan now to join as we explore

Boshart Appointed Director of Sudan Initiative for General Board

Jeff Boshart has accepted the position of director for the General Board’s new Sudan Initiative, beginning Jan. 30. He brings a strong background in community development and agricultural knowledge to the position. He and his wife, Peggy, served as economic community development coordinators in the Dominican Republic from 2001-04 through the General Board. In 1992-94,