Global Food Crisis Fund Gives More Than $90,000 in Grants

The Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) has allocated a number of grants totaling more than $90,000. The allocations support Proyecto Aldea Global in Honduras, THARS in Burundi, a community garden related to Mountain View Church of the Brethren in Idaho, two community garden projects in Spain, and agricultural training in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Volunteers for the Church of the Brethren Gather for a Retreat in Honduras

Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) and Global Mission and Service workers gathered for four days in late March at the PANACAM park in Cortes, Honduras, for a time of retreat. The group gathers once a year for reflection, devotion, and support. The retreat was led by Dan McFadden, director of BVS. All of the volunteers, including those in BVS, receive financial support for their work from the Global Mission and Service program of the Church of the Brethren.

Disaster Grants Go to South Sudan, Honduras

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the church’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to the needs of people displaced by armed conflict in South Sudan, and to people threatened by food insecurity after Honduras declared a state of national emergency due to a disease affecting the coffee harvest.

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 April 22, 2010

  April 22, 2010 “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…” (Psalm 24:1a). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary board approves new strategic plan. 2) Fellowship of Brethren Homes holds annual forum. 3) Grants support hunger relief in Sudan and Honduras. 4) Brethren part of effort for flood-affected Cedar Rapids. 5) Brethren Disaster Ministries releases

New REGNUH Collection Will Benefit Small-Holder Farm Families

Church of the Brethren Newsline Nov. 16, 2009 A new “REGNUH: Turning Hunger Around” collection has been announced by the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund, “for donors who wish to focus their response on tangible aspects of development.” The collection features five items that help the world’s small-holder farm families achieve healthy

Project in Honduras Is Supported by Global Food Crisis Fund

A grant from the Global Food Crisis Fund will aid cashew farmers in Honduras, through a joint project with SERRV International, Just Cashews, and the CREPAIMASUL Cooperative. Photo courtesy of SERRV Church of the Brethren Newsline July 21, 2009 A rural project in Honduras to replenish cashew nut trees is receiving support through a grant

Newsline for April 22, 2009

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor…” (Romans 13:10a). NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary Trustees hold spring meeting. 2) Brethren representative attends UN conference on racism. 3) Church of the Brethren staff participate in White House conference call. 4) Ecumenical Blitz Build begins in New Orleans. 5) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence fields final pastor cohorts. 6)