Intercultural Consultation Celebrates Unity Through the Cross of Peace

On Earth Peace staff and friends led the main sessions at this year’s Intercultural Consultation and Celebration on the theme, “United by the Cross of Peace.” Above, Matt Guynn, OEP program director and coordinator of peace witness, led in teaching concepts of nonviolence and peacemaking. Below, Manchester College student and OEP intern Kay Guyer draws the

Historic Peace Churches to Hold Latin America Conference

“Hunger for Peace: Faces, Paths, Cultures” is the theme of a conference of the Historic Peace Churches in Latin America, to held in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. This is the fifth of a series of conferences that have taken place in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America as a part

Newsline for October 7, 2010

“All who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). NEWS 1) Summer workcamps explore passion, practices of early church. 2) Disaster ministry opens new Tennessee project, announces grants. PERSONNEL 3) Heishmans announce decision to leave Dominican Republic mission. 4) Fahrney-Keedy names Keith R. Bryan as president. 5) On Earth Peace announces

Newsline for Aug. 12, 2010

Aug. 12, 2010   “How good it is to sing praises to our God…” (Psalm 147:1b).   1) Church gains memo of understanding with Selective Service System. 2) Conference considers ‘Peace Among the Peoples.’ 3) Church of the Brethren joins complaint on CIA treatment of detainees. 4) BBT urges US President to help protect indigenous

Newsline for July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010 “If you love me, you will obey what I command” (John 14:15 NIV), A REVIEW OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2010 1) Resolution Against Torture is adopted by Annual Conference. 2) Delegates approve church bylaws, act on two queries and a recommendation on appeals. 3) Hearing gives first look at Special Response process in

Four Church Plants Welcomed as Fellowships or Congregations

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 4, 2010   Four new churches were welcomed Sunday afternoon–one as a congregation, three as fellowships. They were officially welcomed at the beginning of the business session so that their delegates could be seated in the delegate body. Iglesia de los Hermanos

Sermon: ‘Together in Unity Though Uniquely Diverse’

223rd Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren San Diego, California — June 30, 2009 Scripture readings: 1 Corinthians 12:4-14, 27-31; 13:1-2 “Las cosas viejas pasaron; he aqui todas son hechas nuevas.  Y todo esto proviene de Dios.” No,  I am not going to deliver this sermon in Spanish, although I should.  Why not? Why do

Church of the Brethren Yearbook Reports 2008 Membership Loss

Church of the Brethren Newsline June 4, 2009 Church of the Brethren membership in the US and Puerto Rico dropped below 125,000 for the first time since the 1920s, according to 2008 data from the “Church of the Brethren Yearbook.” The denomination’s membership stood at 124,408 at the end of 2008, according to data reported

Newsline for June 3, 2009

“O Lord…how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:1). NEWS 1) Church of the Brethren Yearbook reports 2008 membership loss. 2) Christian Citizenship Seminar studies modern-day slavery. 3) New Orleans ecumenical blitz build wins award. 4) Twelve arrested for civil disobedience at gun store are acquitted. 5) Bethel Ministries aids men leaving