March 4, 2014
- 1) On Earth Peace co-sponsors new Stop Recruiting Kids Campaign. 2) Bethany Seminary announces results of essay contest. 3) Applications are due soon for nursing scholarships. 4) Workbook on physical loss and disability is published in Vietnam. 5) The building of a shared society: The work of one BVS project site in Northern Ireland. 6) Brethren bits
- East Belfast Mission, one of the project sites in Northern Ireland where Brethren Volunteer Service workers are placed, was in the news early this year when a peacebuilding event it hosted was met with violent protests. Here, BVS volunteer Megan Miller explains the groundbreaking work of the mission.
- Northern Ohio District loss, job openings, early registration for church planting conference, Shine training, Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath, ecumenical calls for peace with Iran and in the Ukraine, Lent initiatives and resources, and much more.
- On Sept. 3, 2013, the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) Faculty of Social Work received boxes containing the first 1,000 copies of the Vietnamese translation of “Coping with Physical Loss and Disability Workbook,” written by Rick Ritter, M.S.W., who has been part of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren in Indiana. The book was published by Youth Publisher, Ho Chi Minh City.
- The Church of the Brethren awards a limited number of scholarships each year to individuals enrolled in a nursing program. Candidates for the scholarships must be enrolled in an LPN, RN, or nursing graduate program and must be members of the Church of the Brethren. The scholarships are awarded from the Health Education and Research Endowment.
- B’nai B’rith Concerned About Future Of Key Programs For Elderly Citizens
B’nai B’rith International is pleased to see the budget President Obama sent to Congress sends a positive message on some aging issues, but is concerned by the inclusion of several troubling proposals.
Though unlikely to shift policy, a president’s budget is often considered to represent his vision for the future.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions Women’s Task Force is excited to announce its participation in the Multi-Religious Speakers Series on the Sacred Feminine and the Vital Nexus of Religion and Women’s Issues organized in partnership with the highly esteemed Tibet House in New...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/4/14)—“Pray for my mother!” “Pray for my family!” “Pray for my sister!” “Pray for my injury!” “Pray!” “Pray!” “Pray!” These were the cries of inmates at Las Cucharas Prison, Ponce, Puerto Rico, as their arms reached and hands grasped at me and 11 other visitors through the food tray slots in a two-tier segregation unit.
The late January trip to Puerto Rico was led by Rev. Fela Barrueto, American Baptist Home Mission Societies...
Annual event connects Christians through advocacy, education, worship
March 4, 2014
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/4/14)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Board of Directors met Feb. 26–28 in Albuquerque, N.M., at a retreat developed to reflect on moving the organization forward as “A Community Called Church.”
The retreat examined what it means to be a spiritual leader and how spiritual leadership can help ABHMS answer the call to community, first as a board and an organization, and then as a builder of community across the United States and...