Emergency Disaster Fund Issues More Than $400,000 in Grants

Recent grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) total $411,400 for disaster relief work around the world. The fund is a ministry of the Church of the Brethren General Board. A grant of $350,000 for longterm recovery work in southern Asia following the Dec. 2004 tsunami was announced at the General Board meeting in Des

Newsline for June 7, 2006

“When you send forth your spirit….” — Psalm 104:30 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust explores ways to offset cost of medical insurance. 2) New guidelines issued for denominational memorial tribute. 3) On Earth Peace board begins strategic planning process. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund supports micro credit in Dominican Republic. 5) El Fondo para la

Global Food Crisis Fund Supports Micro Credit in Dominican Republic

In poor countries like the Dominican Republic, micro-credit is one of the few options many people have to earn a living, according to a report from Global Food Crisis Fund manager Howard Royer. The fund is giving a grant of $66,500 to cover the 2006 budget of a Church of the Brethren microloan program in

A Brethren Volunteer Reflects on ‘Pray-In’ Outside White House

By Todd Flory “The Church of the Brethren has a really good bumper sticker like that. Have you seen those?” His right hand gripped mine in a firm hand shake, his left index finger tapped the front of my shirt that read, “When Jesus said, ‘Love your enemies,’ I think he probably meant don’t kill

Newsline for May 10, 2006

“Now the Lord said to Abram, `Go from your country….’” — Genesis 12:1a NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary holds 101st commencement. 2) Puerto Rican theology students celebrate graduation. 3) Walk Across America is `heading for home’…for now. 4) Brethren bits: Correction, remembrance, job openings, and more. PERSONNEL 5) Jim Yaussy Albright resigns from Illinois and Wisconsin

Workcamp Builds Bridges in Guatemala

“We were in Union Victoria after Hurricane Stan to build two kinds of bridges,” said Tony Banout, coordinator of a workcamp held March 11-18 in the Guatemalan village. The delegation, co-sponsored by the Emergency Response network and Global Mission Partnerships of the Church of the Brethren General Board, was called together to work alongside villagers

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

Newsline for February 15, 2006

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name….” — Isaiah 43:1b NEWS 1) Conference committee meets with Brethren Mennonite Council. 2) Brethren Volunteers take part in vocations program. 3) Bethany Seminary students and friends visit Greece. 4) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrances, job openings, more. PERSONNEL 5) Eshbach resigns as

Newsline for February 1, 2006

“The Lord is my chosen portion….” — Psalm 16:5a NEWS 1) General Board reports record funding figures for 2005. 2) Video shows missing peacemakers alive in Iraq. 3) Intercultural Study Committee develops web log. 4) Bethany board increases tuition, prepares for accreditation renewal. 5) Walk Across America makes change in scheduling church visits. 6) Disaster

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) The Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester, Ind., was destroyed Wednesday by fire. 2) A Manchester congregation member reflects on what was lost, but what was saved. 3) The Butler Chapel A.M.E. church in Orangeburg, S.C. will be dedicated this weekend. 4) WWW.Brethren.Org, the new official denominational web site, is now online with information about the Butler