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

Video Shows Missing Peacemakers Alive in Iraq

A video shown by Al Jazeera television on Jan. 28 showed four Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members alive in Iraq, but included a renewed death threat if the US does not release its prisoners in Iraq. CPT has its roots in the Historic Peace Churches (Church of the Brethren, Mennonite, and Quaker) and is an

Newsline for January 18, 2006

“I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart.” — Psalm 138:1a NEWS 1) Global Food Crisis Fund makes $75,265 in grants. 2) Council relocates office, revises exhibit guidelines. 3) Disaster projects close in Louisiana, open in Mississippi. 4) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 5) Garrison retires as General Board’s

Personnel Announcements for January 13, 2006

Several personnel announcements have been made recently by Church of the Brethren agencies or Brethren-related organizations, including the General Board, Idaho District, Peter Becker Community, and MAX (Mutual Aid eXchange). Mary Lou Garrison, director of Human Resources for the Church of the Brethren General Board, has announced her retirement effective July 28. She began in