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Principle number six of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Six Principles of Nonviolence is “The universe is on the side of justice.” Is that still true?…

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Judson Press book offers new approaches to Christian education, discipleship with black millennials
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/18)—Many churches today confront an aging membership and a noticeable absence of young adults in the pews. How can leaders begin to reach emerging generations with meaningful ministry that offers mature faith formation—keeping them involved in the local church? In his debut project, "Black Millennials & the Church: Meet Me Where
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New book chronicles life of Ann Hasseltine Judson
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/16/18)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, announces the release of "The Extraordinary Story of Ann Hasseltine Judson: A Life Beyond Boundaries," by noted author Rosalie Hall Hunt. In this captivating historical narrative of Ann Hasseltine Judson—beloved first wife of America’s first Baptist missionary, Adoniram Judson—readers trace
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Church’s ABHMS-inspired feeding ministry finds success in partnership
The Bible includes many references to collaboration, not the least of which is found in Ecclesiastes: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil” (4:9, NRSV). And nothing could be more true at First Baptist Church (FBC), Brazil, Ind., where the Rev. Mark Thompson eagerly explains that the church’s
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Asian Women’s Conference attendees donate to Puerto Rico
When convening at the beginning of October, each 2017 Asian Women’s Conference attendee anticipated that she would be supported in her own ministry and nurtured in her own spiritual growth. By the end of the three-day event, the group emerged as a blessing to others—namely, survivors of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. When they learned of American
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‘The Christian Citizen’ features ABHMS executive director’s Martin Luther King Jr.-inspired essay
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 1/15/18)—In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, The Christian Citizen online features a compelling essay written by Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director and CEO of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and Judson Press. Referencing the prophetic “Mountaintop” sermon, in which King urges listeners to develop “dangerous unselfishness” on
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ABHMS releases additional OGHS funds in response to California wildfires
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/19/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), has released additional One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster-response grants in response to the California wildfires. To aid in recovery from the Southern California fires, ABHMS has released $5,000 to American Baptist Churches of Los
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As issues of race, religion, culture and class increasingly divide communities and spark violence, ABHMS debuts “Space for Grace,”…

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