April 23, 2014
- 1) Presidential inauguration highlights Bethany Seminary trustee meeting. 2) Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust supports Church Alliance filing of Amicus Brief in clergy housing exclusion case. 3) Global Food Crisis Fund to assist Fisherfolk’s Association in Philippines. 4) Brethren Press offers summer curriculum. 5) Water, Holy Water: Praising God on Earth Day. 6) The history of International Cane Awareness Day in Vietnam. 7) Brethren bits
- The Church Alliance--a coalition of the chief executive officers of 38 denominational benefit programs including Church of the Brethren Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT)--has filed an amicus curiae brief in the Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals (Chicago) in the case challenging the constitutionality of the clergy housing exclusion under Section 107(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code).
- The first event of International Cane Awareness Day in Vietnam occurred in October 2011, at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Blind School, Ho Chi Minh City. An overall theme was chosen for this event: “The white-tipped cane is an adaptive, functional cane used by blind persons, which alerts people to give priority to the person using the cane.”
April 22, 2014
- A grant of $10,000 from the Church of the Brethren’s Global Food Crisis Fund (GFCF) has been allocated for replacement of fishing equipment in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. The recipient of the grant is Barangay District 1 Fisherfolk's Association of Babatngon, Leyte, the Philippines.
- In this issue: Medical volunteers needed at Annual Conference, project leaders needed by Brethren Disaster Ministries, continued prayer needed for Nigeria, plus the SVMC board meeting, May 1 registration deadline for NYC, 150th anniversary of Elder John Kline’s death, and lots of news from congregations, districts, colleges, and more.
- Former Deputy PM Beazley says secular country supports religion Australias ambassador to the United States of America visited with Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders last week at the denominations headquarters, affirming the South Pacific countrys commitment to religious freedom and ...
- uring the Holy Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, which took place in Constantinople on March 6-9, 2014, the Prelates, through a unanimous vote, agreed to form separate Assemblies of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in Canada and in the United States of America. They further agreed to incorporate the hierarchs of Central America into the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Latin America.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the U.S.A. (ARC-USA) has released a keynote document, Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness.
Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness was approved at the ARC-USA meeting February 24-25 at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. The meeting was chaired by Bishop...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/22/14)—Baptist Heritage Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, May 18, 2014. It is a time to remember earlier people of faith. In Hebrews 11 and 12, Abel, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Rahab are listed in the “cloud of witnesses” whose faith, collectively and individually, reminds us of God’s power. This list of witnesses also includes the less famous and more recent: Adoniram and Ann, Sarah and Emily Judson, as well as the...