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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

Around 50 Brethren Attend Vigil Against School of the Americas

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 28, 2007 More than 11,000 people gathered at Fort Benning, Ga., on Nov. 16-18 for the 18th annual School of the Americas (SOA) Watch protest and vigil, including around 50 Church of the Brethren members. The protest has been held on a weekend in November since 1990, marking the

Newsline Extra for October 30, 2007

October 30, 2007 “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord…” (Micah 4:2b). General Board discusses revision of ministerial ethics paper, adopts resolutions on medical insurance and modern-day slavery (La Junta Directiva compromete para el Centro de Servicio de los Hermanos, trata con un documento acerca de eticas en el ministerio y

Newsline for October 24, 2007

October 24, 2007 “Let all things be done for building up” (1 Corinthians 14:26). NEWS 1) On Earth Peace holds fall meeting on theme of ‘Building Bridges.’ 2) ABC seeks child safety policies from congregations. 3) Brethren Disaster Ministries opens Minnesota project. 4) Nappanee church pig roast becomes disaster response event. 5) Grants to agriculture

Newsline for September 26, 2007

September 26, 2007 “Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near” (Philippians 4:5). NEWS 1) Congregations across US, Nigeria, Puerto Rico pray for peace. 2) BBT issues alert about proposed rules on minority shareholders. 3) Council holds meeting to review Annual Conference decisions. 4) Congregations to be asked for new information about

Newsline for September 12, 2007

September 12, 2007 “…A place in the family…” (Acts 26:18b from “The Message”). NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly 2007 focuses on ‘Being Family.’ 2) Youth cabinet issues 300th anniversary challenge to youth groups. 3) Steering committee plans next denominational gathering for young adults. 4) Western Plains District meeting invites, ‘Come and Walk with Jesus.’ 5)

Number of Brethren Groups to Observe Day of Prayer for Peace Now Over 70

Church of the Brethren Newsline September 7, 2007 “It has been incredible to watch the number of Brethren communities involved in the International Day of Prayer for Peace multiply,” wrote Mimi Copp in an e-mail update today. “We are now over 70 congregations and colleges joining in this global time of prayer. Our original goal

Newsline for August 29, 2007

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust offers resource to find health insurance. 2) Shepherd’s Spring will build and host a Heifer Global Village. 3) Brethren Volunteer Service introduces 275th orientation unit. 4) Northern Ohio District declares that ‘Faith Is in the Following.’ 5) Brethren bits:

Brethren Congregations to Take Part in International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline August 28, 2007 As of Aug. 24, 54 congregations or colleges associated with the Church of the Brethren are planning a time of prayer on or near Friday, Sept. 21, to mark the International Day of Prayer for Peace, according to an update from On Earth Peace. The Brethren Witness/Washington

Brethren Plan for International Day of Prayer for Peace

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 23, 2007 On Earth Peace and the Brethren Witness/Washington Office are asking congregations and faith communities to pray publicly about violence in their communities and the world, on or near the International Day of Prayer for Peace, Sept. 21, 2007. The event is connected with the World Council of

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