General Board Meets This Weekend

The Church of the Brethren General Board holds its fall meetings this weekend at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. The Executive Committee meets today, Oct. 20. Meetings of the full board continue on Oct. 21-23, Saturday through Monday morning. The event closes with a professional growth workshop led by administration,

Brethren and Mennonite Youth in Colorado Join for Retreat

Church of the Brethren and Mennonite youth in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas of Colorado participated in “River of Life,” a weekend of service on Aug. 18-20. Students including youth from Prince of Peace Church of the Brethren arrived at First Mennonite Church to examine how the Anabaptist faith tradition teaches them to be

MAX Supports Church of the Brethren’s Wellness Ministry

MAX Mutual Aid eXchange of Overland Park, Kan., has donated funds to support the Wellness Ministry of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) in 2006, and is increasing its donation to the Wellness Ministry in 2007. The Wellness Ministry is a denominational ministry, as a collaboration between ABC, Brethren Benefit Trust, and the Church of

Christian Peacemaker Teams Work Against Depleted Uranium Weapons

“A movement is afoot to stop the production and use of depleted uranium (DU) weapons,” reported On Earth Peace’s Peace Witness Action List, which distributed a recent report from a Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) campaign. The Nonviolent Campaign to End the Production of DU Weapons is a grassroots movement based in a regional CPT group

Brethren-Related Organizations Receive Large Grants

Interchurch Medical Assistance (IMA), whose offices are hosted by the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., and Every Church a Peace Church, which was begun six years ago by an ecumenical group including Church of the Brethren representatives, have both received large grants. Every Church A Peace Church has received a grant of $500,000

Newsline Special Report for October 12, 2006

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” — Matthew 5:4 FORGIVING IS WOVEN INTO LIFE OF AMISH By Donald B. Kraybill The blood was hardly dry on the bare, board floor of the West Nickel Mines School when Amish parents sent words of forgiveness to the family of the killer who had

Newsline for October 11, 2006

“Bless the Lord, O my soul.” — Psalm 104:1a NEWS 1) Leaders for the 2007 Annual Conference are announced. 2) Brethren professor presents to World Council of Churches conference. 3) On Earth Peace commemorates day for peace, holds Together conversations. 4) Disaster grants go to Mississippi rebuilding, Church World Service. 5) Disaster response in Virginia

Brethren Professor Presents to World Council of Churches Conference

Pamela Brubaker, a Church of the Brethren member and professor of religion at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif., was a featured speaker for consultations of the World Council of Churches (WCC) held in conjunction with the first meeting of the WCC’s new Central Committee. She spoke for a consultation Sept. 5-6 commemorating the

ABC to Host NOAC in 2008 and 2009

At its fall meeting, the Association of Brethren Caregivers Board decided to hold the next National Older Adult Conference (NOAC) in 2008 and again in 2009 so that the biennial conference would not occur in the same year as future National Youth Conferences. “Staff, volunteers and resources were very strained to prepare for and work

Newsline for September 27, 2006

“…And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” — Rev. 22:2c NEWS 1) God’s spirit moves at National Older Adult Conference. 2) On Earth Peace board member works with UN subcommittee on racism. 2) Un Miembro de la junta directiva del Comité Paz en la Tierra trabaja con un subcomité