Newsline Extra for March 18, 2011

“The Lord of hosts is with us” (Psalm 46:11a). Church provides grant for disaster relief in Japan; Brethren Disaster Ministries, BVS receive reports from partner organizations Location of the devastation in Japan. Map provided by FEMA An initial grant of $25,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund is being given in support of disaster relief work

Youth Practice ‘Packing the Peace of Christ’ in Philadelphia

On Nov. 17-18, more than 100 youth gathered for an event, “Packing the Peace of Christ,” organized by Anabaptist pastors and youth leaders to “sound the call to Jesus’ disciples to work for peace in Philadelphia.” Anabaptist pastors and youth leaders organized the workshop in response to the city’s increase in gun violence, with a

Counter-Recruitment Event Challenges Anabaptist Tradition

On the weekend eve of national elections, Brethren, Mennonites, and others gathered in San Antonio, Texas, to explore national issues of conscience. The group realized that whether or not there was a majority party shift in Congress, the time is now for peacemakers of conscience to speak with a clear voice in regards to war

Brethren Invited to Counter-Recruitment Conference

A Counter-Recruitment Conference sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) US will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 3-5. On Earth Peace is planning a delegation from the Church of the Brethren, led by staff member Matt Guynn, coordinator of Peace Witness. “This is an open invitation event which a group of Mennonites who