Blevins to Lead Ecumenical Peace Program for NCC and Church of the Brethren

Church of the Brethren Newsline July 1, 2010 In a joint appointment announced today by the National Council of Churches (NCC) and the Church of the Brethren, Jordan Blevins starts July 1 as the church’s staff for witness in a position also seconded to the NCC to serve as an advocacy officer in Washington, D.C.

Newsline for July 1, 2010

  July 1, 2010 “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15, NIV). NEWS 1) Brethren leader at White House meeting on Israel and Palestine. 2) Church leaders meet with Secretary of Agriculture on childhood hunger. PERSONNEL 3) Blevins to lead ecumenical peace program for NCC and Church of the Brethren.

Newsline for May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010 “God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh…” (Acts 2:17a). NEWS: 1) Sunday worship, other sessions to be webcast by Annual Conference. 2) New investment options are approved by BBT Board. 3) Bethany Seminary hosts third Presidential Forum. 4) NCC Governing Board calls for end to gun violence.

BVS Volunteer from Germany Is Detained for Visa Lapse

Church News and Resources on Immigration A “Brethren Bit” from the May 5, 2010, issue of the Church of the Brethren Newsline: The new immigration law in Arizona is being critiqued by Christian leaders including the National Council of Churches (NCC) and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops denounced the law as “draconian”

Newsline for May 5, 2010

May 5, 2010 “Live in harmony with one another” (Romans 12:16). NEWS 1) Seminary charts course for a new direction with strategic plan. 2) Intercultural consultation celebrates diversity in harmony. 3) BVS volunteer from Germany is detained for visa lapse. 4) Church representative attends ‘Beijing + 15′ on status of women. PERSONNEL 5) Shaffer retires

Newsline for April 22, 2010

  April 22, 2010 “The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…” (Psalm 24:1a). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary board approves new strategic plan. 2) Fellowship of Brethren Homes holds annual forum. 3) Grants support hunger relief in Sudan and Honduras. 4) Brethren part of effort for flood-affected Cedar Rapids. 5) Brethren Disaster Ministries releases

Newsline for April 7, 2010

  April 7, 2010  “We, who are many, are one body in Christ” (Romans 12:5). NEWS 1) Special Response Resource Committee concludes its work. 2) Denomination’s new Vision Committee holds first meeting. 3) Gather ’Round is ‘starting over.’ 4) On Earth Peace board plans for a future with hope. 5) Brethren Digital Archives group introduces

Christian Denominations Issue Joint Letter Urging Immigration Reform

Church of the Brethren Newsline Feb. 19, 2010 A joint letter urging immigration reform has been signed by the leaders of Christian denominations that are part of the National Council of Churches (NCC) and Church World Service (CWS), including Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger. “The issue of immigration reform is of urgent

Newsline for Dec. 3, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe. Dec. 3, 2009 “The Lord is with you” (Luke 1:28b). NEWS 1) National Council of Churches issues messages supporting nuclear disarmament, health care reform. 2) New Fire young adult movement dreams, takes action. 3) Bethany Seminary announces new

Newsline Extra for October 9th, 2009

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to to subscribe or unsubscribe. Newsline Extra: Webcasts and Upcoming Events Oct. 9, 2009  “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness…” (Psalm 5:8a). UPCOMING EVENTS 1) Congregational Life, seminary, and districts cooperate on webcasts. 2) Bethany Seminary offers January study trip to