Violence, Feasts, and Gifts: A Reflection from Peacemaker Teams in Iraq

Two weeks ago, just after supper, we heard the sound of heavy shooting, much louder and longer than the common gun battles on the streets. Neighbors were out on the streets wondering what was happening, and soon concluded that it was US air strikes in another neighborhood some distance from here. We have not yet

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 4, 2006

“…You are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” — Ephesians 2:19b NEWS 1) Committee holds first meeting on new mission in Haiti. 2) Manchester College researchers report decline in violence but ‘alarming’ trends for most vulnerable in nation. 3) On tsunami anniversary, Church World Service sees signs of recovery

Newsline for August 22, 2003

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10a NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly examines “Healing Out of Silence.” 2) Council answers “Clarification of Confusion” query. 3) Ministers’ Association seminar urges a fresh approach. 4) Emergency Disaster Fund sends aid to flood-stricken Asia. 5) Church of the Brethren delegation travels to Sudan. 6) Reports