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Mateo Begins Work with Community Development Program in DR

(Dec. 16, 2008) — ¡Bendecido! The newly-appointed director of the Church of the Brethren’s Community Development Program in the Dominican Republic, Felix Arias Mateo, always answers his phone with the greeting, “Bendecido!” which in Spanish means “Blessed!” This greeting, replacing the traditional “Hola!” expresses well his attitude towards life. As 1 Peter 1:3-7 articulates, we

Thousands Gather at Ft. Benning to Oppose the School of the Americas

(Dec. 10, 2008) — This year’s gathering at the gates of Fort Benning, Ga., marked the 19th year that activists came together to voice opposition to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), formerly known as the School of the Americas. Graduates of WHINSEC have been linked to human rights abuses and atrocities in

Church of the Brethren Leaders Address World Council of Churches US Conference

(Dec. 8, 2008) — “Making Peace: Claiming God’s Promise” was the banner under which the US Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC) gathered in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2-4 for its annual meeting. The meeting engaged in conversations about topics ranging from racial reconciliation to care for creation. One focus was creating a

Nigerian Brethren Send Update on Violence in Central Nigeria

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 5:10). An update on the violence that has occurred in the city of Jos in central Nigeria has been received from Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN–the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). The Nigerian Brethren have requested prayer following an

Newsline for December 3, 2008

December 3, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God” (Isaiah 52:10b). NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees holds fall meeting. 2) Brethren participate in NCC assembly, anniversary celebration. 3) Deadline extended for nominations for denominational offices.

Newsline Special for December 3, 2008

December 3, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…And pray for one another…” (James 5:16b). NIGERIAN BRETHREN CALL FOR PRAYER FOLLOWING VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL NIGERIA Nigerian Brethren have requested prayer following an outbreak of sectarian violence sparked by a disputed political election in the town of Jos, in central Nigeria.

Newsline Extra for November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord” (Psalms 118:19). RESOURCES 1) Brethren Press recommends resources for holiday gifts. 2) Brethren Press offers two new Bible studies for the winter. 3)

Historic Peace Churches to Hold North American Gathering

Church of the Brethren Newsline “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ November 21, 2008 The three Historic Peace Churches are planning a meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 13-17, 2009, titled “Heeding God’s Call: A Gathering on Peace.” The meeting is by invitation, and is a joint effort of the Church

Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis.

Bethany Board of Trustees Holds Fall Meeting

Church of the Brethren Newsline “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ November 12, 2008 The Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees gathered for its annual fall meeting Oct. 24-27. The business meeting was preceded by a two-day retreat for board members and seminary faculty at Hueston Woods State Park in nearby

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