Brethren Disaster Ministries directs grants to storm and hurricane relief in US, COVID-19 surge in Spain, port explosion in Beirut

Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to finance a new rebuilding project in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence, efforts by Peak Creek Church of the Brethren to aid families affected by an earthquake in North Carolina, and Northern Plains District clean-up after the “derecho” storms

General Board Meets This Weekend

The Church of the Brethren General Board holds its fall meetings this weekend at the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. The Executive Committee meets today, Oct. 20. Meetings of the full board continue on Oct. 21-23, Saturday through Monday morning. The event closes with a professional growth workshop led by administration,

Brethren Witness/Washington Office Director Attends World Peace Assembly in Japan

Phil Jones, director of the Brethren Witness/Washington Office of the Church of the Brethren General Board, has participated in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Kyoto, Japan, on Aug. 26-29. The assembly met on the theme “Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security.” More than 800 representatives of all the major world religions,

Newsline for August 30, 2006

“Ascribe power to God….” — Psalm 68:34a NEWS 1) ‘Proclaim the Power of God’ is theme for Annual Conference 2007. 2) El Tema de la Conferencia Anual de 2007 es ‘Proclamar el Poder de Dios.’ 3) Brethren Service Center committee holds first meeting. 4) Shipments of relief materials continue one year after Katrina. 5) ‘Being

Brethren Leaders Invite Congregations to Pray, Act for Peace

On a day of terror alerts and increasing violence in the Middle East, Church of the Brethren leaders are joining in a call to congregations to pray and act for peace, including general secretary Stan Noffsinger of the General Board, On Earth Peace co-directors Bob Gross and Barbara Sayler, and Brethren Witness/Washington Office director Phil

Funds Give Grants for Lebanon Crisis, Katrina Rebuilding, Food Security in Guatemala

In recent grants from the General Board’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) and Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF), $68,555 has been given for disaster and hunger relief. An EDF allocation of $25,000 helps alleviate the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Lebanon between forces of Hezbollah and Israel. The grant will help provide emergency supplies

Newsline Special Report for August 4, 2006

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed….” — Romans 12:2a MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE 1) Christian leaders call for cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel. NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2006 2) Youth bear witness to a faith in Christ that moves mountains. 3) Wow! Together we can end hunger. 4) Youth take up love offering

Christian Leaders Call for Ceasefire Between Hezbollah and Israel

The violence in the Middle East is escalating into heartbreaking futility, said the National Council of Churches (NCC) in just one of the statements made by Christian leaders worldwide decrying the war between Israel and forces of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren General Board, has signed

Newsline for August 2, 2006

“Pursue love….” — 1 Corinthians 14:1a NEWS 1) Disaster Child Care cares for children evacuated from Lebanon. 2) Brethren join religious coalition to reconstruct churches on Gulf coast. 3) ‘Disaster Wall’ graced with the names of hundreds of volunteers. 4) Southern Plains District meets about ‘Love and Little Things.’ 5) Historical marker to commemorate Brethren

Disaster Child Care Cares for Lebanon Evacuees

Disaster Child Care has helped care for children of American families evacuating from the war in the Middle East. From July 20-28, a Disaster Child Care center was set up at the Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) to care for children of US citizens being evacuated from Lebanon, at the request of the Central