Newsline for May 5, 2011

“Give us today our daily bread” Matthew 6:11 (NIV) Coming soon: a Newsline Special Report from the Church of the Brethren’s 13th Intercultural Consultation. Also to come in Newsline on May 16:  A full report on the merger of the Church of the Brethren Credit Union with the Corporate America Family Credit Union, approved by

NCC: Death of bin Laden Must Be a Turning Point for Peace

Find the full NCC statement and list of signers at www.ncccusa.org/news/110503binladen.html . For an action alert from the Peace Witness Ministries of the Church of the Brethren go to http://cob.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=11361.0&dlv_id=13641 . To join in discussion with Peace Witness Ministry staff and other Brethren about what the church should say about the war in Afghanistan and

Newsline for April 20, 2011

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth”  (John 1:14). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries responds to tornado damage 2) A Report on Bethany Seminary’s Board of Trustees meeting 3)

Study Papers for Christian Understanding Are Available

Five study papers on Christian understanding were written for and presented at the 2010 National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service General Assembly.  These papers served as the focus for discussions throughout the Assembly. Church of the Brethren General Secretary Stan Noffsinger describes the papers as “thought-inspiring and provocative resources, which should be

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

Newsline Extra for March 9, 2011

Photo by Glenn Riegel “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice…? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry…?” (Isaiah 58:6a, 7a). Brethren organizations and ecumenical partners are making a wide variety of resources available for study and reflection in this season of Lent: — “The

Newsline Special: Commemorating Martin Luther King Day 2011

“…Live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you” (2 Corinthians 13:11b). 1) Church leaders make response to ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail.’ 2) NCC general secretary calls for prayer vigils in response to gun violence. 3) Brethren bits: Brethren-related colleges observe Martin Luther King Day. ******************************************** 1) Church leaders make

Newsline for January 12, 2011

“Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters” (James 4:11). “Brethren in the News” is a new page on the denominational website offering a listing of currently published news about Brethren congregations and individuals. Find the latest newspaper reports, television clips, and more by clicking on “Brethren in the News,” a link in the

Church Leader Joins in National Call to Civility Following Arizona Shooting

Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren, is one of the American religious leaders calling for prayer following the shootings in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 8. Photo by Marcia Shetler Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger has added his signature to a letter to members of Congress following the shooting

NCC Leaders Offer Pastoral Advice to Senate on Nuclear Arms Reduction

With perhaps unintended irony, two US senators have declared that Christmas is not the time to move toward peace by reducing the number of nuclear arms in the arsenals of the US and Russia. Today, Dec. 15, general secretary of the National Council of Churches Michael Kinnamon and several heads of NCC member communions, including