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,

Record Funding Figures Reported by General Board

In preliminary year-end funding figures, the Church of the Brethren General Board has reported record funding for 2005. The figures came from pre-audit reports of cumulative donations received from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2005. Donations of more than $3.6 million to the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) almost equalled donations to the board’s Core Ministries

Newsline for January 18, 2006

“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart.” — Psalm 138:1a NEWS 1) Global Food Crisis Fund makes $75,265 in grants. 2) Council relocates office, revises exhibit guidelines. 3) Disaster projects close in Louisiana, open in Mississippi. 4) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 5) Garrison retires as General Board’s

Annual Conference Council Approves Office Relocation, Other Business

The Annual Conference Council, the executive committee for the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, has given approval for the transfer of the Annual Conference Office from Elgin, Ill., to New Windsor, Md. The new office location after Aug. 31 will be the New Windsor Service Center, a property of the Church of the Brethren

Personnel Announcements for January 13, 2006

Several personnel announcements have been made recently by Church of the Brethren agencies or Brethren-related organizations, including the General Board, Idaho District, Peter Becker Community, and MAX (Mutual Aid eXchange). Mary Lou Garrison, director of Human Resources for the Church of the Brethren General Board, has announced her retirement effective July 28. She began in

Annual Conference Committees Meet, Set New Guidelines, Structure 2006 Ballot

Two committees of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference met recently, the Nominating Committee of the Annual Conference Standing Committee, and the Program and Arrangement Committee. The Nominating Committee met at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., to structure the ballot for the 2006 Annual Conference, to be held in

Committee Holds First Meeting on New Mission in Haiti

The Haiti Advisory Committee for the Church of the Brethren mission in Haiti held its first meeting on Dec. 17, 2005, at L’Eglise des Freres Haitiens (Haitian Church of the Brethren) in Miami, Fla. While seeking to clarify its role in the new mission effort, the group received a report of a fledgling Church of