September 25, 2016
September 25, 2016
Join Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as they share weekly reflections regularly in this video blog. This week Denise visits the Children's Defense Fund, Alex Haley Farm. Please view and share.
[Episcopal News Service – Cannon Ball, North Dakota] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, preaching Sept. 25 at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, assured the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation that they are not alone in their attempt to be heard about an oil pipeline slated to run under their water supply, over their treaty land and through some of their burial places.
“Standing Rock is proclaiming the good news to the whole...
Holy Dormition Monastery here will be the site of the annual clergy wives’ retreat Friday through Sunday, October 7-9, 2016. Clergy wives from across the Midwest and beyond are warmly invited to attend.
Priest Silviu Bunta of Saint George Cathedral, Toledo, OH will be the keynote speaker. His topic will be “...
[Episcopal News Service – Cannon Ball, North Dakota] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry spent part of Sept. 24 at Oceti Sakowin Camp, one of the camps along the Cannonball River where people opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline have gathered. He spoke to “protectors,” as the gathering calls itself, during the daily information and speech time. And he spent an hour listening to people’s hopes for the protest and for the church’s role in supporting the protectors.
- The Baha’i community of Colombia has released an open letter appealing to all Colombians to seize an “historic opportunity” and work for the cause of peace. The letter comes in advance of the signing of a peace deal between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) on 26 September. The agreement is a major milestone on the path to...
September 23, 2016
- NEWS 1) Celebrating Peace Day as part of the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace 2) Religious leaders of many faiths talk peace in Assisi 3) Nigerian Brethren welcome Church of the Brethren executive staff, continue relief efforts 4) Manchester University Intercultural Center will be named for Jean Childs Young UPCOMING EVENTS 5) Workcamp Ministry announces staffing, theme for summer 2017 events 6) Brethren bits
- Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has welcomed a visit from Global Mission and Service executive staff Jay Wittmeyer and Roy Winter, who also heads up Brethren Disaster Ministries. The two church staff from the US have been meeting with Nigerian church leaders including EYN president Joel S. Billi and leaders of EYN’s Disaster Relief Ministry, as well as other groups.
- Manchester University’s future Intercultural Center at College Avenue and East Street [in North Manchester, Ind.] will be named in memory of alumna educator and activist Jean Childs (’54) Young.
- The Workcamp Ministry of the Church of the Brethren has welcomed Shelley Weachter and welcomed back Deanna Beckner as assistant coordinators for the 2017 summer workcamp season. The theme developed by the workcamp team for the 2017 season is “Say Hello,” which is a phrase pulled from 3 John 13-14 in “The Message” version. The theme will focus on communication with God, each other, and the world.
- In this issue: Remembering Esther Eichelberger, Brethren in Spain celebrate their fourth annual conference, deadline for Brethren Press “early bird” offers, Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry announces new co-chaplains, Renacer holds Hispanic leadership conference, “12 Baskets and a Goat” to be performed three times in October, Virlina District announces more than $45,000 for West Virginia Flood Offering, and more.