Daily News: May 29, 2007

(May 29, 2007) — As part of its socially responsible investment policy, Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) each year requests Boston Common Asset Management, one of its investment managers, to compile a list of the US military’s top 25 defense contractors based on the size of contracts awarded by the Department of Defense. As directed by

Daily News: May 25, 2007

(May 25, 2007) — The Board of Directors of On Earth Peace met April 20-22, at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The meeting was scheduled in conjunction with the Cross-Cultural Consultation and Celebration, so that both groups could benefit from joint sessions and informal interaction. The On Earth Peace board and staff

Newsline Extra for May 23, 2007

“I am the vine, you are the branches.” — John 15:5a A Consultation on Ministerial Leadership on May 7-10 in Elgin, Ill., brought together some 90 people from across the country to think together about issues and questions related to ministry in the Church of the Brethren. Participants included pastors, lay leaders, district and denominational

Newsline for May 23, 2007

“…I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” — Genesis 12:2b NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 102nd commencement. 2) Brethren focus work north of Greensburg, following tornado. 3) Forum discusses future of Annual Conference, other challenges for the denomination. 4) Westminster Church, Buckhalter will receive Ecumenical Citations.

Daily News: May 22, 2007

(May 22, 2007) — Church of the Brethren leaders and General Board staff are taking part in preparations for a biennial hunger training event and rally to be held in Washington, D.C., on June 9-12. The Gathering on the theme, “Sowing Seeds: Growing a Movement,” is sponsored by Bread for the World and supported by

Brethren to Focus Disaster Response Work in Kansas Following Tornados

In Greensburg, Kan., a tornado completely leveled 90 percent of town on May 4, during a night in which at least six tornados were in the area, and more the next night. “While Greensburg is the focus of the national media, the destruction reaches northeast into the heart of Kansas farmland,” reported Roy Winter, director

Daily News: May 18, 2007

(May 18, 2007) — Today the Church of the Brethren General Board received the sad news of the death of Lee Eshleman, a member of the Mennonite comedy duo Ted & Lee, who has been a major presenter at National Youth Conferences over the past decade. Following is a pastoral letter from Chris Douglas, director

Daily News: May 16, 2007

(May 16, 2007) — Recent grants made from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund, and Emergency Disaster Fund, have totaled $20,000. The Global Food Crisis Fund has given $10,000 for operational support of the Foods Resource Bank for 2007. The same fund also has given $5,000 to The Gathering, a conference on

Daily News: May 15, 2007

(May 15, 2007) — The New Windsor (Md.) Conference Center hosted the nine members of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Older Adult Unit 274 for an orientation from April 23-May 4. During the orientation, volunteers had several days to serve the community including a workday at the Brethren Service Center working at A Greater Gift/SERRV, and

Daily News: May 14, 2007

(May 14, 2007) — The Committee on Interchurch Relations has announced the 2007 recipients of its annual Ecumenical Citation. The committee carries a mandate from both the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference and the General Board, and met by telephone conference call on April 3. Anna K. Buckhalter has received the individual citation, for

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