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

Ministry of Reconciliation Offers Training Events

The Ministry of Reconciliation of On Earth Peace has announced two upcoming training events: —“Advanced Reconciliation Skills: A Systems Approach to Conflict and Self Understanding,” a fall practitioner workshop, takes place Nov. 15-17 at Camp Mack in Milford, Ind. Participants will learn a biblical approach to consulting and healing broken communities, the dynamics of emotional

Newsline for July 19, 2006

“…Love one another….” — John 13:34b NEWS 1) Nigeria love offering yields $20,000 to rebuild and heal. 2) Emergency Disaster Fund issues more than $470,000 in grants. 3) Northern Plains holds first District Conference of the season. 4) Brethren bits: Job opening, honors, and much more. PERSONNEL 5) Leiter resigns as director of Information Services

Newsline for July 5, 2006

“Train yourself in godliness….” — 1 Timothy 4:7b NEWS FROM THE 2006 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1) ‘Doing Church Business,’ Iraq war, divestment head Annual Conference business agenda. 2) Conference chooses James Beckwith as moderator for 2008. 3) Answers are received to questions about sexuality and ministry. PERSONNEL 4) Julie Garber is selected as editor of ‘Brethren

Newsline for June 7, 2006

“When you send forth your spirit….” — Psalm 104:30 NEWS 1) Brethren Benefit Trust explores ways to offset cost of medical insurance. 2) New guidelines issued for denominational memorial tribute. 3) On Earth Peace board begins strategic planning process. 4) Global Food Crisis Fund supports micro credit in Dominican Republic. 5) El Fondo para la

On Earth Peace Board Begins Strategic Planning Process

The On Earth Peace Board of Directors and staff met April 21-22 at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md. The board’s Advancement, Personnel, Finance, and Executive committees met April 20. The devotional theme used scriptures focused on “A Passion for Peace.” Beginning new strategic planning work, the board affirmed and encouraged staff to

Newsline for April 26, 2006

“It shall be said, `Build up, build up, prepare the way….” — Isaiah 57:14 NEWS 1) Workcamp builds bridges in Guatemala. 2) Womaen’s Caucus steering committee works on women’s concerns. 3) Disaster Child Care staff, volunteers attend special trainings. 4) Nigerian Brethren hold 59th annual church conference. 5) Brethren bits: Correction, job opening, and much

Wild Rose Song and Story Fest Set for July 5-11 at Camp Pine Lake

The annual family camp co-sponsored by On Earth Peace will take place July 5-11 at Camp Pine Lake near Eldora, Iowa, following the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference. “Wild Rose Song and Story Fest: Blossom into Wholeness!” will start the day that the Conference ends, July 5, and end on Tuesday morning, July 11,

Three Christian Peacemaker Team Workers Freed in Baghdad

Three Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) workers who disappeared in Iraq four months ago have been freed. CPT confirmed news reports this morning that the hostages–Harmeet Singh Sooden, Jim Loney and Norman Kember–were freed without violence by British and US military. Tom Fox, the fourth CPT worker who disappeared Nov. 26, 2005, was found dead in

Newsline for March 1, 2006

“He answered, `You shall love the Lord your God….’” — Luke 10:27a NEWS 1) New Sunday school curriculum is launched for Brethren, Mennonites. 2) Beckwith and Zuercher head Annual Conference ballot. 3) Review and Evaluation survey is available online and in Source mailing. 4) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence identifies leadership as a key issue. 5) Selected

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