Newsline for March 12, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Do not be conformed to this world…” (Romans 12:2a). NEWS 1) General Board approves ethics document, celebrates anniversary of women’s ordination. 2) General Board closes year with net income, experiences increase in total giving. 3) Brethren bits: Personnel, job openings, and much more. PERSONNEL 4)

Newsline Extra for March 3, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…You also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God” (Ephesians 2:22). UPDATE ON TOGETHER CONVERSATIONS 1) Overview of Together conversations to be published as a book. 2) A story from the Together conversations: ‘Salad Oil and the Church.’ UPCOMING EVENTS 3) New

Muslim Peacemaker Teams Members Study Effects of Depleted Uranium

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Feb. 11, 2008) — Church of the Brethren member Cliff Kindy wrote the following report of a recent study of the effects of the use of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq by members of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams. Kindy works with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)

Turkish Bombing Kills, Injures, and Displaces Kurdish Civilians

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Jan. 14, 2008) — “It was 2 in the morning, when Turkish planes started bombing our village [Leozha],” Musheer Jalap told us as we sat around the floor of a rented house in another village. By the time the fourth bomb hit his home, Musheer’s

Newsline for January 2, 2008

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…Walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8b). NEWS 1) Visit to India Brethren finds a church maintaining its faith. 2) Historic Peace Churches Asia gathering is held in Indonesia. 3) Grants help continue Hurricane Katrina rebuilding efforts. 4) Nigerian church leader completes doctoral study on

Newsline for December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007 “…Let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:5b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary trustees welcome new president and new chair. 2) Vital Pastors ‘cohort groups’ report at conference in San Antonio. 3) National Council receives text of social creed for 21st century. 4) Brethren share 300th Anniversary devotional at NCC

Christian Peacemaker Teams Provides Human Rights in Iraq

Church of the Brethren Newsline November 26, 2007 Venus Shamal, the deputy director of Kurdish Human Rights Watch in Suleimaniya, in northern Iraq, recently invited Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) to assist in the human rights training of security officers from the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). She told members of the CPT Iraq team that the

Newsline for October 24, 2007

October 24, 2007 “Let all things be done for building up” (1 Corinthians 14:26). NEWS 1) On Earth Peace holds fall meeting on theme of ‘Building Bridges.’ 2) ABC seeks child safety policies from congregations. 3) Brethren Disaster Ministries opens Minnesota project. 4) Nappanee church pig roast becomes disaster response event. 5) Grants to agriculture

Newsline for September 12, 2007

September 12, 2007 “…A place in the family…” (Acts 26:18b from “The Message”). NEWS 1) Caring Ministries Assembly 2007 focuses on ‘Being Family.’ 2) Youth cabinet issues 300th anniversary challenge to youth groups. 3) Steering committee plans next denominational gathering for young adults. 4) Western Plains District meeting invites, ‘Come and Walk with Jesus.’ 5)

Newsline Extra for August 29, 2007

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me….” Psalm 23:4a 1) Brethren continue work in Gulf Coast two years after Katrina. 2) Children enjoy safe haven at FEMA’s Welcome Home Center. 3) Children’s Disaster Services responds to storms in midwest. 4) Grants support continuing hurricane response,