December 2, 2016
- Several new study resources for the Advent season and the Winter curriculum quarter are now available from Brethren Press. The new resources include “Unwrapping the Gift of Advent” in the Vital Ministry Journey study series; the Winter quarter of the Shine curriculum exploring the life and ministry of Jesus as told in the Gospel of Matthew; a new Believers Church Bible Commentary on Philippians.
- Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to aid Syrian and other refugees sheltering in Lebanon, and refugees from Burundi who have fled to Tanzania.
In the days before and after the election, the nation has seen a dramatic rise in incidents of racial bias, particularly incidents of anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim bias. What’s going on?
In this episode, we’ll talk to Catherine Orsburn, director of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, a coalition religious groups dedicated to reducing anti-Muslim bigotry in the US. Catherine has had her finger on the pulse of this growing problem for some time, and now offers...
- The Global Food Initiative of the Church of the Brethren is giving grants to support agricultural work in Haiti and garden projects in the United States. Other grants will help carry out program evaluations in a number of African nations.
- With blue and yellow t-shirts marking the occasion, a group of Brethren from the United States joined Nigerian counterparts in a workcamp with the motto, “Come Let Us Rebuild.” The workcamp was sponsored by the Brethren Evangelical Support Trust (BEST) and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Nine American Brethren led by Global Mission and Service executive director Jay Wittmeyer traveled to Nigeria for a two-week church construction project from Nov. 7-18.
- Francisco is a member of the Council of Bishops executive committee and chairs the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of partnership officer for Asia and the Pacific, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff.
In this full-time position, the partnership officer for Asia and the Pacific nurtures Episcopal Church relationships with Anglican Communion partners in the region and works with the Episcopal...
- This was the second revival event held to highlight the legacy and contributions of The United Methodist Church.
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Burundi Martin Nyaboho has taken part in a Mothers’ Union-organized campaign against gender violence. The archbishop joined hundreds of men and women in a procession and rally as part of the Anglican Church of Burundi’s contribution to the international 16 Days of Activism to end Gender Based Violence.