(7) Then we turn to more detailed consideration of recent and contemporary meaning of Reformation(s) in selected settings and needs: Mennonites in Taiwan (Pan); Friends in East Africa, especially Tanzania (Riggs); and the Church of the Brethren
in Nigeria (Mambula).
Bowman's scholarly and engaging sociological and historical interpretation of Brethren society has been eagerly received and discussed within and beyond the Church of the Brethren
. (Appropriating stories from a plethora of sources, he empathetically traces cultural changes of the movement which emerged from the milieu of Pietism in Germany in the early eighteenth century and identified with the older sixteenth-century Anabaptist movement.) The first Brethren baptisms constituted civil disobedience to the state-church establishment.
It is also clear that the Church of the Brethren
produced no memorable sentence in nearly three hundred years, no candidate for entry into the secular canon of sages.
Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center in western Virginia, owned by the Church of the Brethren
, may represent the typical management approach to such properties.
in the fellowship hall of Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren
, 783 W.
Vincent de Paul of Lane County hopes to buy the site near Main and South 11th streets from Springfield Church of the Brethren
to build the controlled-rent project.
The greatest shift that has occurred in Brethren thinking about baptism is that membership in the Church of the Brethren
may not require trine immersion by a Brethren minister.
It should be clear that the discussions on the church's role in seeking cultures of peace in Asia were also limited to the views and opinions of existing historical peace churches such as Mennonites, Brethren in Christ, Church of the Brethren
, and Quakers.
Imagine if Catholicism were a true peace church, in the manner of Quakers, Mennonites, Church of the Brethren
That's why her congregation--along with other faith communities as diverse as Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, Connecticut, and Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren
in Fort Wayne, Indiana has signed the Congo Sabbath Initiative, an effort by the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing to shed light on the violence being waged against women in Congo.
Catholic bishops, the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the American Friends Service Committee, the Mennonite Church, the Church of the Brethren
, and the president's own church--the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society--have called such a war unjust.
Cary Jossart, legislative associate, Washington office, Church of the Brethren