Seminary President Eugene F. Roop Announces Retirement at Meeting

Bethany Theological Seminary President Eugene F. Roop announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2007, at the March 24-26 meeting of the seminary’s Board of Trustees. Roop has served as Bethany’s president since 1992. Board chair Anne Murray Reid of Roanoke, Va., shared the announcement with the Bethany community. “The board accepts Dr. Roop’s announcement with

Three Christian Peacemaker Team Workers Freed in Baghdad

Three Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) workers who disappeared in Iraq four months ago have been freed. CPT confirmed news reports this morning that the hostages–Harmeet Singh Sooden, Jim Loney and Norman Kember–were freed without violence by British and US military. Tom Fox, the fourth CPT worker who disappeared Nov. 26, 2005, was found dead in

Brethren Witness/Washington Office Calls for ‘True’ Immigration Reform

In a recent Action Alert, the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the Church of the Brethren General Board has called for support of “true comprehensive immigration reform that provides justice and compassion to all people.” The office alerted Brethren to the potential for legislation passed in December by the US House of Representatives to criminalize actions

Disaster Child Care Celebrates Training Experience

Shenandoah District and Montezuma Church of the Brethren in Dayton, Va., co-sponsored a Level I Disaster Child Care (DCC) Training Workshop on March 10-11. “This training event, organized by Patricia Black, was a huge success with 21 persons participating,” said Helen Stonesifer, coordinator of the program. DCC is a ministry of the Church of the

Newsline Special Report for March 17, 2006

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you….” — Isaiah 43:2a NEWS 1) General Board meeting dominated by properties issue. FEATURE 2) Iraq reflection by Peggy Gish: `Tom, we will greatly miss you.’ For more Church of the Brethren news, go to www.brethren.org, click on “News” to find a news feature, “Brethren

Iraq Reflection: ‘Tom, We Will Greatly Miss You’

By Peggy Gish Following is a remembrance of Tom Fox by Peggy Gish, a Church of the Brethren member of the Christian Peacemaker Teams working in Iraq. Fox was found dead in Baghdad on March 9. He was a Quaker and an American member of CPT who disappeared with three other CPT workers in Baghdad

Newsline for March 15, 2006

“I am the Lord your God….” — Exodus 20:2a NEWS 1) Inter-Agency Forum discusses decline in church membership. 2) Brethren Volunteer Service Unit 268 completes training. 3) Youth Peace Travel Team is chosen for 2006. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund gives $162,800 in ten new grants. 5) Brethren Service Center contributes to school shipments for Gulf

General Board Acts on Stewardship of Property Report

The Church of the Brethren General Board has made several decisions regarding its programs and the use of properties at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., and the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The board began a move to consolidate leadership of the staff at the General Offices. Also

Report from the Stewardship of Properties Committee of the General Board

This morning the Church of the Brethren General Board received the following report from its Stewardship of Properties Committee, in spring meetings taking place at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The committee was formed by the board to study use of the General Board’s properties in New Windsor and Elgin, Ill. Discussion

Death of Peacemaker Tom Fox

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me….” — Psalm 23:4a STATEMENTS FROM ON EARTH PEACE AND CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS, ON THE DEATH OF PEACEMAKER TOM FOX Tom Fox, one of four members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) who have been missing