Church of the Brethren Sends Delegation to North Korea

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 20, 2008) — To help North Koreans boost agricultural production and equip their country to avert periodic famine, the Church of the Brethren entered into partnership with a cluster of farm cooperatives in 2004. In the intervening years the productivity of the farms has

300th Anniversary Curriculum Help Children Explore Being Brethren

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 19, 2008) — “Piecing Together the Brethren Way” is the 300th Anniversary curriculum resource for children, kindergarten through grade 5. It was published by the anniversary committee and is available through Brethren Press. “Faith is like a quilt,” wrote Anniversary Committee member Rhonda Pittman

Newsline Extra for February 15, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action” (1 John 3:18b). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Annual Conference registration and housing to open March 7. 2) Bethany Theological Seminary holds inaugural forum. 3) Anabaptist peace forum will address theme ‘Bridging Divides.’ 4)

Newsline for February 13, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “For with the Lord there is steadfast love…” (Psalm 130:7b). NEWS 1) Joint ‘Resolution Urging Forbearance’ is approved by three agencies. 1b) Una resolucion conjunta urgiendo tolerancia fue aprobada por tres agencias. 2) Church mission executives gather in Thailand for annual meeting. 3) Emergency Disaster

Course on Intercultural Competence to Be Offered at Church’s General Offices

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 12, 2008) — The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership will offer a course on “Intercultural Competence: Key Skills in a Multicultural World” at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., on April 27-29. Darla Kay Bowman Deardorff will be the instructor

Muslim Peacemaker Teams Members Study Effects of Depleted Uranium

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 11, 2008) — Church of the Brethren member Cliff Kindy wrote the following report of a recent study of the effects of the use of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq by members of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams. Kindy works with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

Bethany Theological Seminary Holds Inaugural Forum

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 8, 2008) — Bethany Theological Seminary will host an Inaugural Forum titled, “Hearing Scriptures of Peace,” on March 30-31 at the school’s campus in Richmond, Ind. The forum celebrates the recent call of Ruthann Knechel Johansen as president of the seminary, and celebrates the

Food Drive to Be Part of Service Project at Annual Conference

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 7, 2008) — In an effort to “shower the Richmond community with loving acts of service,” a food drive is being planned in conjunction with the Service Blitz at the 2008 Annual Conference in Richmond, Va. The conference is a joint 300th Anniversary event

Anabaptist Peace Forum Will Address Theme, ‘Bridging Divides’

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” (Feb. 5, 2008) — The Brethren Witness/Washington Office and the Anabaptist Peace Center in Washington, D.C., are jointly sponsoring an Anabaptist peace forum on the theme, “Bridging Divides: Uniting the Church for Peacemaking.” The event will take place April 11-12 at Capitol Hill United Methodist

Mission Executives Gather in Thailand for Annual Meeting

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 1, 2008) — The leadership of Christian mission agencies gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, on Jan. 6-12 for an annual gathering with Church World Service (CWS) executive director John McCullough. This is the first time the group has met outside the US. The location in

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