Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Brethren added to UK peace church list

Ekklesia, an Anabaptist-related progressive think tank in the UK (see the left sidebar for their headlines), just added the Church of the Brethren to their list of "historic peace churches" in this story:
Mennonite volunteers assist voting process in Congo:
"Mennonites, – along with the Church of the Brethren and Quakers, are one of the historic peace churches, who believe that nonviolence is central to the way of Jesus."
Previously they had listed the Brethren in Christ church as a peace church, and left the COB out. I'm not sure what happened to the BIC in their list, whether they have any presence in the UK or not, and how much of a peace church they are considered. From my limited knowledge, I would say it is a minority voice, but since they often work with the Mennonite church here in the US, it's not altogether nonexistent. Thanks to Simon at Ekklesia.

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