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VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/15/18)—In just a few decades, the United States has changed from a largely Christian nation to the most religiously diverse country in the world. How can Christians broaden their knowledge of other faiths and build bridges of understanding? In “Side by Side: Being Christian in a Multifaith World,” retired professor and
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ABHMS’ initial ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ fundraising goal is surpassed; great need remains
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/12/18)—Thanks to the generous contributions of congregations, organizations and individuals both in and outside of the American Baptist family, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is elated to report that the initial fundraising goal for its “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative—in partnership with American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—via One Great
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ABHMS website to feature prominent individuals for Black, Women’s History months
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/1/18)—Beginning today and continuing each Thursday through the end of March, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) will feature a different prominent Baptist individual on its website in honor of Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March. Having lived in various time periods, ranging from the 1800s
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ABHMS honors Black History Month
To mark Black History Month 2018, American Baptist Home Mission Societies is proud to feature one prominent African American per week throughout February.   Week 3: Thomas Kilgore Jr. A pastor and civil rights activist, Thomas Kilgore Jr. (1913-1998) was a major African-American leader of the 20th century. He was first black president of American
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American Baptists visit Puerto Rico on pastoral, mission fact-finding trip
A delegation of American Baptists and partners led by American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) traveled to Puerto Rico Jan. 26-29, 2018, to meet with pastoral and lay leaders to survey damage and devastation caused by last year’s hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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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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ABHMS staff summit features transition announcements, planning, education
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/6/18)—During a three-day summit held last month at the American Baptist Mission Center, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray welcomed new staff member Lauren Ng, introducing her to colleagues and announcing her role as an ABHMS network strategist. Ng has been actively involved with the denomination
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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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