Mennonite churches and the Church of the Brethren
have their earliest roots in the Anabaptist Radical Reformation of the 1520s and 1530s in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, and the Holy Roman Empire.
He was a member of the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren
, Lititz, PA, where he was Minister Emeritus.
Most of the experiment's volunteers came from what the government considered traditional peace churches: Quaker, Mennonite, Church of the Brethren
. But there were also Methodists, Baptists, a Jew, and an Episcopalian, among others.
The liberal arts school is a college of the Church of the Brethren
and welcomes persons of all faiths.
The Church of the Brethren
Service Center in Maryland, site of Anabaptist organizing around issues of conscientious objection to military service, received a surprise visit last October from the director of the Selective Service System's Alternative Service Division.
The collections include American Thanksgiving Day Sermons, selected manuscripts, miniature paintings, shape-note tune books, portraits of Baptist leaders, early text on the Bohemian-Moravian Church of the Brethren
, and images of religious and theological iconography.
I was at a foot-washing once, and the person who was to wash my feet was a Church of the Brethren
minister, many of whom are not sympathetic to Catholic traditions, to say the least.
ON A SPECTACULARLY CLEAR SUNDAY IN Dayton, Ohio--the same Sunday, in fact, that 9,200 people gathered in Lower Manhattan to memorialize their relatives killed in the World Trade Center attack--23 members of the Mack Memorial Church of the Brethren
sat in the church basement, talking about the American flag.
Among them are the Baptist Joint Committee, representing eleven Baptist bodies; the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.; the American Jewish Committee; the conference of Seventh-day Adventists; the Church of the Brethren
; various Roman Catholic organizations, the Friends, and the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Religious participants include American Baptist Churches, USA; the American Jewish Committee; the American Jewish Congress; the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs; Catholics for a Free Choice; Central Conference of American Rabbis; the Church of the Brethren
, Washington Office; Friends Committee on National Legislation; the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists; the Presbyterian Church, USA and the Unitarian Universalist Association, Washington Office.
SCOTT HOLLAND is pastor of the Monroeville Church of the Brethren
in suburban Pittsburgh and a contributing editor of Cross Currents.
Just before Christmas in 1986 Bosler's father, a minister in the Church of the Brethren
, was stabbed twenty-four times by a 20-year-old burglar named James Campbell; he also stabbed SueZann in the head, nearly fatally.