(Dec. 8, 2008) — “Making Peace: Claiming God’s Promise” was the banner under which the US Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC) gathered in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2-4 for its annual meeting. The meeting engaged in conversations about topics ranging from racial reconciliation to care for creation. One focus was creating a
December 3, 2008 “Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “…All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God” (Isaiah 52:10b). NEWS 1) Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Trustees holds fall meeting. 2) Brethren participate in NCC assembly, anniversary celebration. 3) Deadline extended for nominations for denominational offices.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Lord, you have been our dwelling place…” (Psalm 90:1). NEWS 1) Committee places increased emphasis on interfaith relations. 2) Reconciliation meetings are held in the Dominican Republic. 3) Brethren Disaster Relief Auction raises $425,000. 4) Brethren bits: Remembrance, personnel, giving to the denomination, more. PERSONNEL
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (Sept. 29, 2008) — The Church of the Brethren’s Committee on Interchurch Relations (CIR) met in Elgin, Ill., on Sept. 4-6. Increased emphasis on interfaith understanding and relations was a frequent topic of discussion throughout the meetings. In addition to a list of ongoing priorities,
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along…” (Matthew 18:18a). Two Church of the Brethren leaders were among some 300 international religious and political figures, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at a dialogue in New York yesterday evening, Sept. 25.
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “Come, bless the Lord…” (Psalm 134:1a). NEWS 1) National Young Adult Conference meets in the mountains of Colorado. 2) Annual Conference Council holds final meeting. 3) Disabilities Ministry issues statement on movie ‘Tropic Thunder.’ 4) Brethren bits: Corrections, personnel, jobs, Hurricane Katrina, more. PERSONNEL 5)
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “For the Lord will bless you in…all your undertakings, and you shall surely celebrate” (Deuteronomy 16:15) NEWS 1) 300th Anniversary celebration takes place this week in Germany. 2) Wal-Mart grants for $100,000 go to two Brethren colleges. 3) Brethren bits: Corrections, remembrance, job openings, and
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you” (Isaiah 43:2). DISASTER RESPONSE NEWS 1) Children’s Disaster Services ramps up response in flooded midwest. 2) Brethren Disaster Ministries calls for clean-up volunteers in Indiana. 3) CWS repeats call for Emergency Clean-up Buckets, issues
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008” “I will give thanks to the Lord…” (Psalm 9:1a). NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries opens new Hurricane Katrina site. 2) Church of the Brethren is lead sponsor of farm program in Nicaragua. 3) Seminar considers what it means to be a ‘real Samaritan.’ 4) Submissions
“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″ (April 4, 2008) — Framed by the scripture story of the good Samaritan, Church of the Brethren youth from across the nation explored the issue of genocide this week, at the Christian Citizenship Seminar. The youth were confronted with questions of a Christian and peace