Church of the Brethren in Nigeria

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The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Hausa: Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa a Nigeria, literally "Church of Children of the Same Mother of Nigeria") is a Protestant and Anabaptist Christian denomination from Nigeria with more than 100,000 members.[1] It has hundreds of pastors and hundreds of parishes.[1] It has been established in the 20th century.[1] The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria has bible colleges and schools.[1] It joined the World Council of Churches in 1985.[1] Furthermore, it is a member of the Christian Council of Nigeria and the Christian Association of Nigeria.[1] The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria is the largest national body of Church of the Brethren in the world.[2]

Ekklesia Brethren Churches in Maiduguri were destroyed by Boko Haram[3] as a part of 2009 Nigerian sectarian violence.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN)". Oikoumene.org. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  2. ^ "Church of the Brethren: Places we serve". Brethren.org. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Anabaptist churches destroyed in Nigeria". Ekklesia. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 

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