Nigerian Brethren mother church burned in attack by Boko Haram

Mar 9, 2020 by

Boko Haram insurgents attacked the town of Garkida, the birthplace of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, on Feb. 21. The militants burned a number of buildings, including the mother church of the...

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Nigerian Brethren ecumenical leader executed by Boko Haram

Jan 27, 2020 by

A Nigerian Church of the Brethren district secretary and ecumenical leader was executed by Boko Haram militants on Jan. 20, Church of the Brethren officials confirmed Jan. 21. Lawan Andimi served Ekklesiyar...

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Nigerian Brethren rise from loss

Feb 25, 2019 by and

When Joel S. Billi became president of the Church of the Breth­ren in Nigeria in 2016, the Boko Haram insurgency was beginning to wane. People were returning home to face their losses, including staff...

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Nigerian girls’ release answers Brethren prayers

May 15, 2017 by and

Heartened by the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants three years ago, the Church of the Brethren continues to support thousands of its members affected by the insurgent...

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Showalter: Stover Kulp, Anabaptist

Dec 5, 2016 by

I love watching God surprise me. Recently I was asked to respond to a scholarly paper in an Asian conference. Written and presented by a Nigerian, the paper explored the history of the Kanuri people of West...

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Brethren show solidarity with church in Nigeria

Aug 24, 2015 by and

TAMPA, Fla. — Delegates at the Church of the Brethren’s annual conference received an update about deadly challenges facing the denomination’s sister church in Nigeria. Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria...

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Scattered, traumatized Nigerian Brethren rebuild lives, preserve church

Jul 6, 2015 by

Devastation caused by Islamic insurgents “could well have been the death knell” for the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, but the people are resilient as they rebuild their homes and lives, a North...

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Year after girls’ abduction, Nigerians’ hearts still ache

Apr 27, 2015 by

The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria continues to mourn the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls — and members’ loss of life and property — a year after the kidnapping. On April 14, 2014, the Islamist...

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