Newsline Special Report for August 4, 2006

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed….” — Romans 12:2a MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE 1) Christian leaders call for cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel. NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2006 2) Youth bear witness to a faith in Christ that moves mountains. 3) Wow! Together we can end hunger. 4) Youth take up love offering

Christian Leaders Call for Ceasefire Between Hezbollah and Israel

The violence in the Middle East is escalating into heartbreaking futility, said the National Council of Churches (NCC) in just one of the statements made by Christian leaders worldwide decrying the war between Israel and forces of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. Stan Noffsinger, general secretary of the Church of the Brethren General Board, has signed

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 April 12, 2006

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” — John 15:13 NEWS 1) Brethren invited to take part in love offering for Nigerian churches. 2) Grants from Global Food Crisis Fund and Emergency Disaster Fund total $158,500. 3) Emergency Response program plans additional projects along Gulf Coast. 4)

Brethren Funds Give Grants Totaling $141,500

Six recent grants from the Emergency Disaster Fund and the Global Food Crisis Fund have totaled $141,500 for disaster and hunger relief around the world. The funds are ministries of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The Global Food Crisis Fund has given a grant of $50,000 to provide seed and plastic film supplies

Newsline Special for March 3, 2006

“Alabare al Senor con todo el corazon….” Salmo 111:1 “Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart….” Psalm 111:1 DELEGATIONS AND WORKCAMPS 1) Island Brethren continue the work of Jesus. 2) Delegation sees the situation in Palestine and Israel first-hand. 3) Nigeria workcampers experience microcosm of Kingdom of God.

Iraqis, Religious Leaders Try to ‘Get in the Way’ of Sectarian Violence

The following report from Peggy Gish, a Church of the Brethren member of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Iraq, was taken from a CPT press release dated Feb. 25. “An Iraqi human rights worker was interviewing members of our team for her radio show, when we heard the news. The Shi’a Al-Askari shrine in Samarra,

Resources from Brethren Witness to Make Lent a Time to Reflect on Peace

With the season of Lent beginning March 1, the Brethren Witness/Washington Office is promoting two Lenten resources for pastors and congregations to use during this time of prayer, fasting, and self-reflection: “Coming to Life: Worship Aids for the Living Peace Church,” and a series of Lenten reflections from the Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV), a

Newsline for February 1, 2006

“The Lord is my chosen portion….” — Psalm 16:5a NEWS 1) General Board reports record funding figures for 2005. 2) Video shows missing peacemakers alive in Iraq. 3) Intercultural Study Committee develops web log. 4) Bethany board increases tuition, prepares for accreditation renewal. 5) Walk Across America makes change in scheduling church visits. 6) Disaster

Video Shows Missing Peacemakers Alive in Iraq

A video shown by Al Jazeera television on Jan. 28 showed four Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) members alive in Iraq, but included a renewed death threat if the US does not release its prisoners in Iraq. CPT has its roots in the Historic Peace Churches (Church of the Brethren, Mennonite, and Quaker) and is an