Newsline Special: Heeding God’s Call January 28, 2009 “…My peace I give to you” (John 14:27b). REPORTS FROM ‘HEEDING GOD’S CALL: A GATHERING ON PEACE’ 1) Heeding God’s Call brings peace churches together for common effort. 2) New faith-based initiative on gun violence is launched. 3) A reflection on the spiritual discipline of bringing violence
November 19, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Remember Jesus Christ…” (2 Timothy 2:8a). NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services responds to California wildfires. 2) Brethren funds disburse grants for disaster relief, food security. 3) Brethren support hunger report reviewing Millennium Development Goals. 4) Summit for progressive Brethren meets in Indianapolis.
December 19, 2007 “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11). NEWS 1) Committee makes progress on new organization for Brethren agencies. 2) Annual Conference Council holds envisioning retreat. 3) Around 50 Brethren attend vigil against School of the Americas. 4) Brethren
Church of the Brethren Newsline December 12, 2007 Six grants totaling $65,000 have been given by the Global Food Crisis Fund and the Emergency Disaster Fund, two funds of the Church of the Brethren General Board. The grants target hunger and disaster relief in various areas of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. A grant of
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news….” — Luke 4:18a NEWS 1) Brethren attend inaugural meeting of Christian Churches Together. 2) Sustaining Pastoral Excellence program holds ‘Vital Pastors’ retreat. 3) Funds give $95,000 in grants to relief work. 4) Brethren Volunteer Service welcomes its 273rd
(March 6, 2007) — Two Church of the Brethren funds have given a total of $95,000 in recent grants supporting the work of Brethren Disaster Response in the Gulf Coast, as well as aid to Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Vietnam. The Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) and the Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) are ministries of
“…You are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God.” — Ephesians 2:19b NEWS 1) Committee holds first meeting on new mission in Haiti. 2) Manchester College researchers report decline in violence but ‘alarming’ trends for most vulnerable in nation. 3) On tsunami anniversary, Church World Service sees signs of recovery