Church of the Brethren interim general secretary Dale Minnich and On Earth Peace executive director Bill Scheurer were among 28 faith leaders from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh traditions who sent an interfaith letter on drone warfare to President Barack Obama. Staff of the Church of the Brethren’s Office of Public Witness were among those who created the letter on behalf of the Interfaith Drone Network.
Last year the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. Some changes took effect immediately, and some became effective Jan. 1, 2011. One of those changes that took effect Jan. 1 is the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. In Dec. 2010, the IRS clarified
Feb. 21 is the last day to register delegates to the 2011 Annual Conference at the early registration price of $275. After Feb. 21, delegate registration increases to $300. The Conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 2-6. “If your congregation has not yet registered its delegate/s, please do so at www.brethren.org/ac no later
Church of the Brethren Newsline Nov. 1, 2010 “And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace” (James 3:18). Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger was one of the Christian leaders who met with President Barack Obama this afternoon, Nov. 1. The White House invited the delegation of
Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 13, 2010 In a letter dated Aug. 6, Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) has urged President Barack Obama to lead the US government in supporting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The letter, signed by BBT president Nevin Dulabaum and Steve Mason, BBT’s director of socially responsible
Aug. 12, 2010 “How good it is to sing praises to our God…” (Psalm 147:1b). 1) Church gains memo of understanding with Selective Service System. 2) Conference considers ‘Peace Among the Peoples.’ 3) Church of the Brethren joins complaint on CIA treatment of detainees. 4) BBT urges US President to help protect indigenous
Church of the Brethren Newsline Oct. 28, 2009 A highlight of the reports received at the October meeting of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board was a presentation on work against hunger in North Korea, given by Pilju Kim Joo of Agglobe Services International, and Global Food Crisis Fund manager Howard Royer.
Church of the Brethren Newsline June 5, 2009 Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger has signed on to the following ecumenical letter to President Obama about peace in Israel and Palestine, at the invitation of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP). The letter encourages the President’s vigorous leadership for peace on the occasion
Newsline January 29, 2009 “God is a refuge for us” (Psalm 62:8b). NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust issues a report on its investment losses. 2) Matching grant program for hunger relief gets off to a good start. 3) Leadership Team works toward revisions of church documents. 4) Outdoor Ministries Association holds annual meeting in Northwest.
Newsline December 17, 2008: Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008 “The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it” (Psalm 24:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren leaders address WCC’s US Conference. 2) Church of the Brethren issues update on Sudan mission. 3) Grants support disaster relief in Asia,