June 5, 2015

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June 2015

Nigeria today—an eyewitness account

Growing up, he’d heard countless stories about the Brethren in Nigeria, but, despite having traveled to many places around the world as a peacemaker, Cliff Kindy had never been to Nigeria. This spring he was sent there by Global Mission and Service. While there, he worked with the Nigeria Crisis Response team and wrote an account of what he witnessed.

Canoes and ocean liners in Nigeria

One group can’t do it alone when it comes to providing assistance to those struggling to rebuild their lives in Nigeria. Roxane Hill—co-director along with her husband, Carl, of the Church of the Brethren’s Nigeria Crisis Response—describes how the work there is being carried out at the grassroots level.

We are witnesses

Conflict, a gift? In a quarter century of working to ease tensions between differing parties, the Church of the Brethren’s Ministry of Reconciliation has discovered ways conflict can lead to better communication and understanding.When a white pastor from St. Louis, Mo., drove with his son to Ferguson to visit the place where Michael Brown had been shot and killed by a police officer weeks earlier, he realized that he would never again consider himself merely a spectator to such events, no matter where they may occur.

Creating a climate for peace

What does advocating for a stable climate have to do with promoting peace? In the final installment of their series on a faith-based response to climate change, Sharon Yohn and Laura White claim the two are more closely related than you may imagine.