Plans Progress for 300th Anniversary of Brethren Movement

(Feb. 12, 2007) — The Anniversary Committee of Annual Conference has announced several plans for special events and commemorations of the 300th anniversary of the Brethren movement. Among them are an opening celebration this fall in Germantown, Pa., joint events will be held with the Brethren Church at the 2008 Annual Conference, and a “300th

Brethren Help Sponsor Christian Witness for Peace on 4th Anniversary of Iraq War

(Feb. 8, 2007) — A “Christian Peace Witness for Iraq” is planned for Washington, D.C., on March 16, the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. Two Church of the Brethren ministries–the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the General Board, and On Earth Peace–are among organizations partnering to sponsor the event. Other sponsors

Faith Expedition Takes Brethren to Vietnam

(Feb. 6, 2007) — A faith expedition organized by the Brethren Witness/Washington Office, in conjunction with Church World Service (CWS), completed a successful and uplifting trip to Vietnam in the first two weeks of January. The office is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. Church World Service currently works in eight

International Brethren Leaders Respond to Iraq War Speech

(Feb. 1, 2007) — Leaders of international Brethren bodies were invited to consider giving their own responses to President Bush’s speech on the Iraq war, as Stan Noffsinger considered his response to the Jan. 10 speech. Noffsinger serves as general secretary to the Church of the Brethren General Board–his response appeared as a “Newsline Extra”

Newsline for January 31, 2007

“…All will be made alive in Christ.” — 1 Corinthians 15:22b NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Response opens fourth Katrina recovery project. 2) Brethren funds give $150,000 for hunger, disaster relief. 3) Brethren bits: Correction, personnel, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 4) Bach resigns from seminary, appointed director of Young Center. 5) Hall resigns from human resources

Ministry of Reconciliation Schedules Spring Workshops

(Jan. 30, 2007) — The Ministry of Reconciliation (MoR) has announced its workshop schedule for spring 2007. “This spring, there is something for everyone,” said Annie Clark, MoR coordinator and staff member for On Earth Peace. “We have offerings for those who are looking for an introduction to reconciliation and conflict transformation skills and those

Brethren Funds Give $150,000 for Hunger and Disaster Relief

(Jan. 26, 2007) — Two Church of the Brethren funds have given a total of $150,000 for hunger relief and disaster response, through five recent grants. The Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and the Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) are ministries of the Church of the Brethren General Board. An EDF grant of $60,000 has been

Information Packet for 300th Anniversary Devotional Available from Brethren Press

(Jan. 23, 2007) — A packet of information for congregations wishing to make prepublication orders of “Fresh from the Word,” a daily devotional book for the 300th anniversary of the Brethren movement, is now available from Brethren Press. The packet has been mailed to the church board chair of each Church of the Brethren congregation.

Cross-Cultural Ministries Sponsors Two Music Tours

(Jan. 22, 2007) — Two music tours sponsored by the Cross Cultural Ministries of the Church of the Brethren will give worship concerts in several venues in the midwest and east in late January and February. The second tour will mark the performance debut of the newly formed “African American Community and Family Project.” Concerts

Brethren Invited to Join March to End Iraq War

(Jan. 19, 2007) — Brethren have been invited to join in a March on Washington to End the Iraq War, to take place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27. The invitation was extended by the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the General Board, and by On Earth Peace. In an e-mail to its Peace Witness Action