Global Food Crisis Fund Makes Grant to North Korea

A barley field in North Korea, at one of the farm communities supported by grants from the Global Food Crisis Fund. Photo by Dr. Kim Joo A grant has been approved for $50,000 from the Global Food Crisis Fund to assist the Ryongyon Sustainable Community Development Program in North Korea. Now in the eighth year

Brethren Teachers ‘Fall in Love’ with Work in North Korea

Linda Shank poses with some of her English students after an intramural basketball game at PUST, a new university on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo by Robert Shank Brethren teachers Linda and Robert Shank return to North Korea in February for a second semester teaching at the new Pyongyang University of Science and

Newsline for January 26, 2011

January 26, 2011 “…That your joy may be complete” (John 15:11b). A photo of the Mack house in Germantown, Pa., is one of the “Hidden Gems” displayed at a new page at www.brethren.org  posted by the Brethren Historical Library and Archive. Photos and captions describe interesting pieces from the archival collection at the Church of

Newsline for November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 “God’s paths get you where you want to go” (Hosea 14:9b, the Message). Partners of the American Red Cross–including Children’s Disaster Services of the Church of the Brethren–gathered to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the ARC and FEMA in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. “Partner representatives later met to begin

Newsline for June 4, 2010

June 4, 2010 “…And I will be their God, and they shall be my people,” (Jeremiah 31:33b). NEWS 1) Bethany Seminary celebrates 105th commencement. 2) Hundreds of deacons trained in 2010. 3) Haitian Family Resource Center is hosted by New York Brethren. 4) Workcamper to share Beanie Babies with children in Haiti. UPCOMING EVENTS 5)

Newsline for Feb. 11, 2010

  Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Feb. 11, 2010 “O God…I seek you, my soul thirsts for you” (Psalm 6:3a). NEWS 1) Haitian-American Brethren experience losses, grief following earthquake. 2) Church of the Brethren reports pre-audit financial results for 2009. 3) Center ships 158,000

Brethren Couple to Join Faculty of North Korean University

Church of the Brethren Newsline Jan. 29, 2010 A Church of the Brethren couple from Kansas, Robert and Linda Shank, are to teach at North Korea’s new Pyongyang University of Science and Techology opening this spring. The Shanks will be working in North Korea under the auspices of the Church of the Brethren’s Global Mission

New REGNUH Collection Will Benefit Small-Holder Farm Families

Church of the Brethren Newsline Nov. 16, 2009 A new “REGNUH: Turning Hunger Around” collection has been announced by the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund, “for donors who wish to focus their response on tangible aspects of development.” The collection features five items that help the world’s small-holder farm families achieve healthy

Board Receives Report on Sustainable Community Development in North Korea

Church of the Brethren Newsline Oct. 28, 2009 A highlight of the reports received at the October meeting of the Church of the Brethren’s Mission and Ministry Board was a presentation on work against hunger in North Korea, given by Pilju Kim Joo of Agglobe Services International, and Global Food Crisis Fund manager Howard Royer.

Newsline for Oct. 22, 2009

Newsline is the Church of the Brethren e-mail news service. Go to www.brethren.org/newsline to subscribe or unsubscribe. Oct. 22, 2009 “But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers…” (James 1:22a). NEWS 1) Mission and Ministry Board adopts budget, begins strategic financial planning. Brethren bits: Seminary courses, anniversaries, and other upcoming events (see column