The World Council of Churches (WCC) 11th Assembly, meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany from Aug. 31 to Sept. 8, met under the theme “Christ’s Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity.”
A brief glimpse of the 2022 Assembly of the World Council of Churches, occurring in Karlsruhe, Germany.
“Now I’m back to my roots!” said pastor Ephraim Kadala of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) as he waded in the Eder River in Schwarzenau, Germany. “This is where we come from!”
A peace prize will be awarded to Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) and its Muslim partners who have cooperated in the “Christian and Muslim Peace Initiative” known as CAMPI. The announcement of the prize was made in a release from Mission 21, a partner organization of EYN that is based in Switzerland.
Fernando Enns (right) speaks with Brethren and Quaker representatives to the peace convocation. Shown above, Robert C. Johansen and Ruthann Knechel Johansen (from left) discuss how the final message from the IEPC will be formulated. Enns serves as moderator of the planning committee for the IEPC and is a consultant to the message committee, as
Participants received colorful ribbons as they entered the plenary session on Thursday morning. The ribbons were printed with different commitments to peace and justice. At the close of the plenary, the moderator invited people to exchange ribbons with their neighbors. Photo by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford The four themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation each are
A dancer symbolically acts out the suffering of the world, as a lament is read listing the many ways humanity experiences violence. The dancer lifted a wet cloth from a basin of water and wrung it out high over her head, letting the water flow down like tears over her face and body. Photos by
Church of the Brethren director of news services, Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, is reporting from the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation in Jamaica through May 25, the culminating event of the Decade to Overcome Violence. She hopes to post a journal entry each day as a personal reflection on the event. Here is the first journal, for Tuesday,
BVS Unit 292 worked at a Habitat for Humanity site as part of their orientation and training. Photo by Sue Myers. The volunteers who completed orientation in Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) Unit 292 have begun work at their new projects. Following are the volunteers’ names, congregations or home towns, and BVS placements: Rebekah Blazer of Garden
“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places…” (Isaiah 58:11a). Disabilities Awareness Month resources have been updated. The last Newsline announced the celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month throughout the month of March. For those who may have been frustrated by the lack of availability of worship resources, staff apologize for