Newsline Special Report for August 4, 2006

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed….” — Romans 12:2a MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE 1) Christian leaders call for cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel. NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2006 2) Youth bear witness to a faith in Christ that moves mountains. 3) Wow! Together we can end hunger. 4) Youth take up love offering

Christian Leaders Call for Ceasefire Between Hezbollah and Israel

The violence in the Middle East is escalating into heartbreaking futility, said the National Council of Churches (NCC) in just one of the statements made by Christian leaders worldwide decrying the war between Israel and forces of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren General Board, has signed

Newsline for August 2, 2006

“Pursue love….” — 1 Corinthians 14:1a NEWS 1) Disaster Child Care cares for children evacuated from Lebanon. 2) Brethren join religious coalition to reconstruct churches on Gulf coast. 3) ‘Disaster Wall’ graced with the names of hundreds of volunteers. 4) Southern Plains District meets about ‘Love and Little Things.’ 5) Historical marker to commemorate Brethren

Disaster Child Care Cares for Lebanon Evacuees

Disaster Child Care has helped care for children of American families evacuating from the war in the Middle East. From July 20-28, a Disaster Child Care center was set up at the Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) to care for children of US citizens being evacuated from Lebanon, at the request of the Central

Brethren College Professor Arrested in Sting Investigation

Late afternoon on July 20, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College officials were informed that David Eller, an ordained minister and director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietest Studies and chair of the Religious Studies Department, was arrested and charged with attempted unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a computer. The Pennsylvania attorney

Brethren Take to the Streets in Iraq War Witness During Annual Conference

By Todd Flory Daily news and photos will be posted from National Youth Conference (NYC) on July 22-27. The conference will take place at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. Beginning July 22 find the NYC daily pages at www.brethren.org (click on the link on the Feature Bar). On the day the Church of

Newsline for July 19, 2006

“…Love one another….” — John 13:34b NEWS 1) Nigeria love offering yields $20,000 to rebuild and heal. 2) Emergency Disaster Fund issues more than $470,000 in grants. 3) Northern Plains holds first District Conference of the season. 4) Brethren bits: Job opening, honors, and much more. PERSONNEL 5) Leiter resigns as director of Information Services

Preview of National Youth Conference

“He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Come and see.’” — John 1:39a 1) Thousands will ‘Come and See’ at National Youth Conference 2006. 2) Dominican Republic youth get first taste of US culture on way to NYC. 3) NYC nuggets. For daily news and photographs from National Youth Conference (NYC) beginning July 22 through July 27,

‘Disaster Wall’ is Graced with the Names of Hundreds of Volunteers

A wall in Pensacola, Fla., has become a famous landmark for Brethren disaster volunteers. At the Brethren Disaster Response project in Pensacola, a “Disaster Wall” graced the living room of an apartment that until just a couple of weeks ago housed volunteers who traveled from across the country to rebuild and repair homes following Hurricanes

Dominican Youth Get First Taste of US Culture on the Way to Youth Conference

A group of six youth from the Dominican Republic have “stepped out on faith” in their efforts to attend National Youth Conference, said Beth Gunzel. “It is a group of exceptional leaders who all have generous and kind spirits.” Gunzel is consultant for a microloan community development program in the Dominican Republic working with the