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Southern Ohio and Kentucky District offers virtual seminar series on climate change (August 30, 2020)

“Who Still Cares about Climate Change? Pastoral Responses to Denial and Despair” is the title of a weekly virtual seminar, beginning in mid-October, co-sponsored by the Climate Justice Task Team of the Southern Ohio and Kentucky District of the Church of the Brethren. Read more »


Atlantic Southeast District to present a Virtual Peace Camp 2020 (August 30, 2020)

The Action for Peace Team of the Church of the Brethren’s Atlantic Southeast District is presenting a Virtual Peace Camp 2020, the 13th peace camp to be held by the district. Usually the event is held over Labor Day Weekend at Camp Ithiel in Gotha, Fla., but because of the pandemic the event this year will be online via Zoom and offered free to participants. Read more »


Webinar on responding to the opioid crisis to be led by James Benedict (August 30, 2020)

A webinar titled “Continuing the Work of Jesus: Responding to the Opioid Crisis” will be offered on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time) and Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. (Eastern) with sponsorship from the Church of the Brethren Discipleship Ministries. Content will be the same on both dates. Presenter James Benedict, with more than 30 years of experience as a pastor in the Church of the Brethren, is a scholar in residence at the Center for Global Health Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Read more »


Brethren active in health care (August 30, 2020)

This listing is provided by the Church of the Brethren Newsline in order to help us recognize, thank, and pray for Church of the Brethren members who are caring for people’s health right now. Read more »


Church of the Brethren congregations offer online worship services (August 30, 2020)

Here is a listing of Church of the Brethren congregations that are offering online worship services during the time when COVID-19 is preventing the church from gathering in-person for worship. Read more »


Newsline for Aug. 30, 2020 (August 30, 2020)

NEWS 1) Brethren Disaster Ministries monitors disaster situations, Children’s Disaster Services sends out Individual Kits of Comfort 2) Making webinars count: announcing new policy for clergy continuing education credit 3) Brethren Faith in Action Fund announces grants to congregations and camps 4) A new academic year begins at Bethany Theological Seminary PERSONNEL 5) Two employees’ service with Brethren Press ends UPCOMING EVENTS 6) Moderator’s virtual town hall will feature Andrew Young on Sept. 17 7) Webinar on responding to the opioid crisis to be led by James Benedict 8) New Ventures in Christian Discipleship season theme to focus on change 9) Atlantic Southeast District to present a Virtual Peace Camp 2020 10) Southern Ohio and Kentucky District offers virtual seminar series on climate change 11) Brethren bits: Remembering Cindy Badell-Slaughter, opening for executive director of Global Mission, moderator signs “A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times,” prayer requests from the mission office, 2020 Harvest of Justice, Bridgewater named one of best colleges in Southeast, campaign supporting women in Colombia, Nathan Hosler’s new book “Hauerwas the Peacemaker?” Read more »


Brethren bits for Aug. 30, 2020 (August 30, 2020)

Remembering Cindy Badell-Slaughter, opening for executive director of Global Mission, moderator signs “A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times,” prayer requests from the mission office, 2020 Harvest of Justice, Bridgewater named one of best colleges in Southeast, campaign supporting women in Colombia, Nathan Hosler’s new book “Hauerwas the Peacemaker?” Read more »


Moderator’s virtual town hall will feature Andrew Young on Sept. 17 (August 29, 2020)

Church of the Brethren Annual Conference moderator Paul Mundey has announced plans for the next Moderator’s Town Hall on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Eastern time). The featured speaker will be Andrew J. Young, veteran civil rights leader and former US ambassador to the United Nations. The focus of the town hall will be: “Racism: Deeper Awareness, Bolder Action.” Read more »


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