Brethren Contribute $40,000 to Flood Relief in Pakistan

A man in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, surveys his destroyed home and equipment following monsoon flooding that has devastated the country. The Church of the Brethren has given a $40,000 grant to aid Church World Service relief efforts there (see story below). Photo by Saleem Dominic, courtesy of CWS-P/A Church of the Brethren Newsline Aug. 13, 2010 The Church of

Global Food Crisis Fund Supports Work of Foods Resource Bank

A member contribution of $22,960 has been given to the Foods Resource Bank from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund. The allocation represents a 2010 grant for operational support of the organization, based on the scope of overseas programming for which the denomination is lead sponsor. Member contributions to the Foods Resource

Newsline for February 25, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Feb. 25, 2010 “…Stand firm in the Lord…” (Philippians 4:1b). NEWS 1) Christian denominations issue joint letter urging immigration reform. 2) Brethren medical/crisis counseling group is to go to Haiti. 3) Winners of NYC music and

Newsline for Feb. 11, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Feb. 11, 2010 “O God…I seek you, my soul thirsts for you” (Psalm 6:3a). NEWS 1) Haitian-American Brethren experience losses, grief following earthquake. 2) Church of the Brethren reports pre-audit financial results for 2009. 3) Center ships 158,000

EDF Gives $250,000 for Brethren and CWS Work in Haiti

Grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund are helping Church World Service ship relief supplies to Haiti, through the Brethren Service Center. Supplies being shipped to Haiti include “Gift of the Heart” hygiene kits that offers earthquake survivors the basics for personal hygiene: soap, towel, wash cloth, toothbrush, comb, nail clippers, and band aids. A

Newsline Extra for February 5, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Haiti response update Feb. 5, 2010   “For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble…” (Psalm 27:5a). HAITI RESPONSE UPDATE 1) Next phase of Brethren response in Haiti begins. 2)

Next Phase of Brethren Response in Haiti Begins

Church of the Brethren Newsline Contrasting experiences after the earthquake in Haiti: Shown above, a building that collapsed in the earthquake, in the same neighborhood as the building shown below, which remained standing and in good shape. The home shown below was one of those built by Brethren Disaster Ministries, which has had a rebuilding program in Haiti since the island was hit

Brethren Couple to Join Faculty of North Korean University

Church of the Brethren Newsline Jan. 29, 2010 A Church of the Brethren couple from Kansas, Robert and Linda Shank, are to teach at North Korea’s new Pyongyang University of Science and Techology opening this spring. The Shanks will be working in North Korea under the auspices of the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission

Newsline for January 28, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe.   Jan. 28, 2010 “My eyes are ever toward the Lord…” (Psalm 25:15). NEWS 1) Brethren earthquake response shapes up, feeding program begins. 2) Delegation member sends update from Haiti. 3) Emergency Disaster Fund receives more than

DR Brethren Begin Aid Effort, Share Concern for Relatives in Haiti

Buildings collapsed in the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (top photo); and one of the impromptu tent cities springing up around the city, made out of sticks, sheets, blankets, and tarpaulins. Photos by Roy Winter, executive director of Brethren Disaster Ministries The World Council of Churches (WCC) has called on the international community to cancel Haiti’s