US and Cuban Councils of Churches Issue Joint Statement

In the wake of last Wednesday’s announcement of President Obama’s intentions to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba, which would end a half century political stand off between the two nations, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and the Cuban Council of Churches issued a joint statement expressing “great joy and celebration.” Following is the full statement, as published in a press release from the NCC:

Newsline for November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin

Historic Peace Churches to Hold Latin America Conference

“Hunger for Peace: Faces, Paths, Cultures” is the theme of a conference of the Historic Peace Churches in Latin America, to held in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. This is the fifth of a series of conferences that have taken place in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America as a part

Newsline for October 7, 2010

“All who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). NEWS 1) Summer workcamps explore passion, practices of early church. 2) Disaster ministry opens new Tennessee project, announces grants. PERSONNEL 3) Heishmans announce decision to leave Dominican Republic mission. 4) Fahrney-Keedy names Keith R. Bryan as president. 5) On Earth Peace announces

Newsline for July 1, 2010

  July 1, 2010 “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15, NIV). NEWS 1) Brethren leader at White House meeting on Israel and Palestine. 2) Church leaders meet with Secretary of Agriculture on childhood hunger. PERSONNEL 3) Blevins to lead ecumenical peace program for NCC and Church of the Brethren.

Newsline for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis.

Newsline Extra for September 17, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me” (Matthew 18:5). 1) Children’s Disaster Services cares for children displaced by Ike. 2) Rapid response team helps families affected by Metrolink crash. 3) Material Resources program ships supplies to hurricane survivors. 4) Church World Service

Daily News: September 8, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Sept. 8, 2008) — As Hurricane Gustav made landfall and the Atlantic heated up with more potentially dangerous storms, Roy Winter, executive director for Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM), made an early departure from the National Older Adult Conference at Lake Junaluska, N.C. He drove to

Newsline for June 6, 2007

“Be still, and know that I am God!” Psalm 46:10a NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren membership decline continues. 2) Brethren Benefit Trust screens top 25 defense contractors. 3) On Earth Peace board meets with Cross-Cultural Consultation. 4) Letter to President Bush supports UN Population Fund. 5) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrance, personnel, and more. PERSONNEL