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

Church World Service Distributes Food, Water, Supplies in Haiti

Above: Warehouse of disaster relief supplies at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The supplies distributed in Haiti by Church World Service (CWS) are warehoused, processed, and shipped from the Brethren Service Center by the Church of the Brethren’s Material Resources staff. For video reports of the Haiti relief effort at the Brethren Service Center, made by Brethren videographer David

Brethren Congregations Across the US Take Part in the Haiti Relief Effort

Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren collected and assembled 300-plus hygiene kits for Haiti after church on Sunday. Sunday school classes helped assemble the kits, which will be sent to the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., for processing and shipping to Haiti, where they will be distributed by Church World Service to quake survivors.

Newsline Special for January 19, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Special Jan. 19, 2010  “The Lord is my shepherd…” (Psalm 23:1a). HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATES 1) Brethren delegation from US arrives in Haiti today; Haitian Brethren church leader is reported missing. 2) Dominican Brethren respond to the

Newsline Special for January 15, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Special: Haiti Earthquake Update Jan. 15, 2010  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). HAITI EARTHQUAKE UPDATES 1) Brethren disaster and mission leaders to go to Haiti, first contacts are