Two days before George Floyd’s murder, National Young Adult Conference (NYAC) participants gathered to watch Drew Hart present on the systemic racism that was about to once again become front-page news. But for far too many of us in the church, particularly those of us who are white, it is all too easy to ignore when it doesn’t dominate the headlines.
Celebrating Juneteenth with news of Brethren actions, statements, and opportunities
Today is Juneteenth, and To join in this celebration, Newsline shares some of the recent actions, statements, and opportunities from Church of the Brethren congregations, pastors, and church members, and the denomination’s Intercultural Ministry:
What does the Lord require? A statement from David Steele, General Secretary, Church of the Brethren
Our hearts break for the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others who have lost their lives due to the color of their skin. Each death represents injustices disproportionately affecting the Black community.
Brethren bits for May 30, 2020
In this issue: Ecumenical statements on the killing of George Floyd and a statement from Central Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Va.; Annual Conference Moderator’s Town Hall on “Faith, Science, and COVID-19″; first-ever virtual graduation at McPherson College; and more.
Intercultural Ministries conversation with Mungi Ngomane is a success
By LaDonna Sanders Nkosi Recently, Intercultural Ministries hosted #ConversationsTogether with Mungi Ngomane, author of “Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together the African Way.” The online event was a success, wtih 46 participants from churches and districts across the US sharing in conversation. Ngomane is the grand-daughter of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. She
Intercultural Ministries offers an online author event with Mungi Ngomane
“Join us for #ConversationsTogether with Mungi Ngomane,” said an invitation from Church of the Brethren Intercultural Ministries director LaDonna Nkosi. “Share the invitation with your churches, friends, family, and peoples, and plan to join us!” The event will take place online via Zoom on Tuesday, May 5, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (Central time). Ngomane is author
Brethren bits for April 18, 2020
— Discipleship Ministries staff have shared a prayer request for the Church of the Brethren-related retirement communities. “We ask that the church be in prayer for the 21 retirement communities that are part of the Fellowship of Brethren Homes,” said Joshua Brockway, co-coordinator of Discipleship Ministries. “Please pray for the administrators as they steward their resources
Online book discussion is offered by Intercultural Ministries
“Take a break. Connect in. Join us for a book read and discussion together,” said an invitation from Intercultural Ministries director LaDonna Nkosi to a new online book discussion. The event invites people to read the book “Everyday Ubuntu” by Mungi Ngomane and join in a discussion to take place online. This is a follow-up
Blogposts and online ‘coffee talks’ are part of Black History 2020 emphasis
“Looking Back to Live Forward: Black History 2020″ is the title and theme of a special emphasis for the month of February sponsored jointly by the Church of the Brethren’s Intercultural Ministry and Office of Peacebuilding and Policy. LaDonna Nkosi, director of Intercultural Ministries, and Alexandra Toms, Racial Justice associate in the Office of Peacebuilding
LaDonna Sanders Nkosi begins as director of Intercultural Ministries
LaDonna Sanders Nkosi has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as director of Intercultural Ministries, a staff position in Discipleship Ministries. Her first day on the job is Jan. 16. She will work remotely and from the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. Nkosi is the planting pastor of the