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

Resolution Against Torture Is Adopted by Annual Conference

224th Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — July 6, 2010   Standing Committee representative from Atlantic Southeast District Leah Hileman presented the Resolution Against Torture to the delegates, whe adopted it with many statements of affirmation. Photo by Glenn Riegel Doris Abdullah, the church’s representative to the United Nations, spoke

Church Rep Attends ‘Beijing + 15’ on Status of Women

The following report from Doris Abdullah, Church of the Brethren representative to the United Nations, reports her experience at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women: So exactly what was the 54th meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women from March 1-12 at the United Nations in New York all about anyway?

Brethren Represented at UN Events on Slavery

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” (April 17, 2008) — The Church of the Brethren was represented at United Nations events on March 27 marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21) and the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave

Newsline for February 28, 2007

“The Lord is my light and my salvation….” — Psalm 27:1a NEWS 1) Neuman-Lee and Shumate head 2007 Annual Conference ballot. 2) General Board Executive Committee visits disaster relief in the Gulf. 3) Gather ’Round staff set plans for future 4) Brethren member participates in Darfur work of UN subcommittee. 5) Fund gives grants to

Brethren Member Participates in UN Darfur Work

(Feb. 23, 2007) — A position statement and suggested strategies for nongovernmental (NGO) action on Darfur, Sudan, was issued Feb. 8 by the United Nation’s “Sub-Committee for Elimination of Racism, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance of the NGO Committee on Human Rights.” Church of the Brethren member Doris Abdullah serves on the subcommittee, representing On Earth

Manchester College Sends Birthday Greetings to the United Nations

Manchester College students, staff, and faculty have signed and sent a banner of birthday greetings to the United Nations, which marked its 61st anniversary on Oct. 24. Manchester has strong ties to the UN: Manchester graduate and former professor Andrew Cordier was a founder of the United Nations, and the college is a NGO of

On 9/21, Churches Around World Will Pray, Act for Peace

“Praying for peace is an essential part of Christian worship and, indeed, of human existence,” said World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Samuel Kobia about the International Day of Prayer for Peace, to be celebrated on Sept. 21. On that date, or the closest Sunday to it, WCC member churches worldwide are invited to