July 17, 2014
- Rev Eric Foley is the co-founder and CEO of Seoul USA which runs a range of discipleship and training programmes for North Korean Christians.
Taiwan Church News
July 14 - July 20, 2014
To Learn The Amazing Taiwan, Ecumenical Youth Receive A Wonderful "I Love Taiwan(ILT)" Campaign
Reported by Simon Lin
The 12th PCT youth missionary ILT (abbreviated for "I Love Taiwan") campaign, receiving the ecumenical youth from 23 countries to...
- 1) District youth visit and tour General Offices on their way to NYC. 2) ‘Called by Christ: Blessed for the Journey Together’ theme shapes NYC 2014. OTHER NEWS 3) Annual Conference makes changes to ‘Special Response’ process for strongly controversial issues. 4) Nigerian Brethren write petition to United Nations. 5) EYN president represents Brethren at World Council of Churches Central Committee. 6) Anabaptist Disabilities Network seeks stories of supportive care in congregations 7) Dean of...
- Brethren youth from across the country are making their way to National Youth Conference in Colorado this week--by bus, van, car, and airplane. Several busloads from five different districts visited and toured the Church of the Brethren General Offices on their way to NYC.
- The 2014 National Youth Conference planning has been shaped by the theme from Ephesians 4:1-7, “Called by Christ: Blessed for the Journey Together.” The theme was chosen by the National Youth Cabinet, working with Youth and Young Adult Ministry director Becky Ullom Naugle and the three NYC coordinators Katie Cummings, Tim Heishman, and Sarah Neher.
- The 2014 Annual Conference approved revisions and amendments to the “Special Response” process for strongly controversial issues, during business sessions at the Church of the Brethren annual meeting held in Columbus, Ohio, on July 2-6.
- Samuel Dante Dali, president of Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has written a petition to the United Nations. The two documents–a letter and a review of the situation of violence in Nigeria--concern “what is happening to us in Nigeria,” Dali wrote in a cover note to Global Mission and Service executive Jay Wittmeyer, to whom he copied the petition. “Thanks again for your love for Nigeria and assistance,” Dali wrote.
- EYN president Samuel Dante Dali represented the world community of the Church of the Brethren at the recent Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Dali, whose own national body Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria or the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, is a member denomination of the WCC, attended as proxy for Church of the Brethren general secretary Stan Noffsinger.
- Anabaptist Disabilities Network (ADNet) is looking for stories of church congregations that are providing a congregational network of care for persons with significant disabilities and/or their families. Such care may include supporting their church participation, but goes beyond this to support aspects of daily living needs and/or participation in the wider community.
- In this issue: remembrance, personnel note from BBT, update on the Annual Conference blood drive, Bridgewater awards, survey gives input on new minister’s manual, and more.