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Over 120,000 Japanese immigrants were incarcerated by the U.S. government because of their ethnicity.…

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A grievous violation of individual civil liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Bill of Rights, Executive Order 9066 tore apart families and scarred generations of Japanese…

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Consider another side of Pearl Harbor story
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/5/16)—As the United States observes the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, American Baptist Home Mission Societies lifts up the other side of this story as a lesson of racial injustice important to remember as well. More than 120,000 Japanese immigrants and their children, born citizens of the United States,
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Pastors, lay leaders invited to apply to ABHMS’ ‘In Support of Excellence’ initiative
VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/5/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is delighted to announce the national launch of its exciting “In Support of Excellence” (ISOE) financial-empowerment initiative for pastors and lay leaders. Too many high-capacity pastors are suffering in silence, as they are both woefully undercompensated and squeezed by crushing personal debt. ABHMS is committed to
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ABHMS board seeks nominations for 2017 Ministry Awards
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/21/16)— The board of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks nominations for 2017 ministry awards that honor American Baptist individuals, churches or other organizations for exceptional faithfulness in ministry. The awards will be announced  in conjunction with the American Baptist Mission Summit 2017 to be held June 30-July 2 in
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ABHMS announces ‘God-sized’ vision at board meeting
At the biannual meeting of its board of directors Monday through Wednesday, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) introduced a new mission strategy that will enable the organization to relate to a larger number of partners and increase mission engagement across the southern part of the United States.
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ABHMS joins Christian leaders supporting nonviolent protest at Standing Rock
To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. – Deuteronomy 10:14 VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/4/16)—In keeping with its historic commitments to racial justice, the rights of indigenous peoples and care for creation, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) joins with other Christian leaders in support
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Murrow Indian Children’s Home receives contribution from AT&T
Murrow Indian Children’s Home, Muskogee, Okla., has received a $50,000 donation from AT&T to create a program for those who transition from the home to independent living. Founded by an American Baptist, the home has been providing care to Native American children with support from American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and its predecessor organizations
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Excerpt from Judson Press book featured in exhibit at newly opened museum
The staff at American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) publishing ministry—Judson Press—is both surprised and delighted to learn that a sentence from one of its published reference works features prominently in an exhibition at the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C. And, that’s not all. The author himself—the Rev.
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ABHMS seeks creative works for Biennial Mission Summit 2017
VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/1/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is accepting applications from artists and performers interested in showcasing their artistic expressions at American Baptist Churches USA’s Mission Summit to be held June 30 to July 2, 2017, in Portland, Ore. Those who may be interested in applying include musicians, bands, vocalists, rap artists, spoken-word
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Space for Grace

Now available from the highly-rated November conference are Brian McLaren's three daily Bible studies on video!

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Profiles in Mission

What inspires volunteers to share such generous gifts of time and talent?

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The Christian Citizen

This special edition of The Christian Citizen is published amid grave troubles across our nation and world.

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National Ministries reclaims its identity as American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)…

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