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ABHMS offers Lenten workshop, other free resources
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/15/18)—“Spiritual Disciplines Made Easy” (Workshops for Church Life and Leadership, #C902)—a great resource for use during the Lenten season—is now available for free download on American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website, Written by noted Judson Press author Kathleen Deyer-Bolduc, this four-session, interactive, hands-on workshop introduces spiritual disciplines—prayer, centering prayer
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ABHMS announces interim director of Chaplaincy, ecclesiastical endorser
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/15/18)—The Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy has been appointed interim director of Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries for American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), while ABHMS Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray will add to his role that of ecclesiastical endorser for chaplains and others serving in specialized ministry settings. An American Baptist-endorsed chaplain,
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Mark your calendar for November: American Baptist Home Mission Societies announces Space for Grace 2018
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/5/18)—Building on the highly successful Los Angeles Space for Grace national gathering in 2015, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will sponsor Space for Grace 2018: “Thy Will Be Done,” Nov. 14-16, 2018, in Philadelphia, featuring author and theologian Walter Brueggemann as keynote presenter. Faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates
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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 Women’s History Month
To mark Women’s History Month 2018, American Baptist Home Mission Societies is proud to feature one prominent woman weekly throughout March. Week 3: Irma Violetta Cruz Irma Violetta Cruz (1935-2014) served as a director of Hispanic Church Education for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ former Educational Ministries. As such, she developed resources, leader training and
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ABHMS seeks volunteers for projects across U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking volunteers to help rebuild, restore, renew and bring God’s healing love to families and communities across the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico: Determine your own work week, beginning March 1 or later Join ABHMS and the Iglesias
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ABHMS continues to advocate for water-stewardship policy at Tyson Foods
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/26/18)—At Tyson Food Inc.’s annual general meeting in Springdale, Ark., on Feb. 8, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was once again lead filer of a resolution that urges the food company to adopt a comprehensive water-stewardship policy. Remaining concerned regarding Tyson’s history of water-pollution violations, ABHMS and other shareholders have
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ABHMS shares ICCR’s proxy voting guide for socially responsible investing
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/18)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2018 proxy voting season, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) shares the “2018 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide” from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). New information provided in this year’s guide includes that on gun safety,
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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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