Most of the NCC’s 38 member communions engage in overseas missions of one kind or another. Some have an emphasis on church planting and evangelism, others on development and poverty eradication. Others focus on peacemaking as a central component of mission work.
Today we will talk with Jay Wittmeyer, Executive Director of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren, one of the NCC’s historic peace churches. The Church of the Brethren has been confronted for several years now in northern Nigeria by the violent actions of Boko Haram, and today we will talk about how those Christians are faring against terrible persecution, and what lessons the church’s engagement there might have for our own society.