Brethren Funds Give Grants Totaling $141,500

Six recent grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund and the Global Food Crisis Fund have totaled $141,500 for disaster and hunger relief around the world. The funds are ministries of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The Global Food Crisis Fund has given a grant of $50,000 to provide seed and plastic film supplies

Wild Rose Song and Story Fest Set for July 5-11 at Camp Pine Lake

The annual family camp co-sponsored by On Earth Peace will take place July 5-11 at Camp Pine Lake near Eldora, Iowa, following the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference. “Wild Rose Song and Story Fest: Blossom into Wholeness!” will start the day that the Conference ends, July 5, and end on Tuesday morning, July 11,

Newsline for March 29, 2006

“I treasure your word in my heart.” — Psalm 119:11 NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary president Eugene F. Roop announces retirement at Board of Trustees meeting. 2) Association of Brethren Caregivers Board approves new ADA resolution. 3) Brethren from all districts trained to facilitate `Together’ conversations. 4) Disaster Child Care celebrates training experience. 5) Survey

Brethren from All Districts Trained to Facilitate ‘Together’ Conversations

“It was the best of being church,” said Kathy Reid of the training event for “Together: Conversations on Being the Church.” Reid is executive director of the Association of Brethren Caregivers, and has been on the planning committee for the Together conversations. “This experience was everything I hoped for,” she said. The training Feb. 24-26

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