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American Baptist Home Mission Societies lifts up ways to help immigrant families
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/16/18)—Continuing to denounce the separation of migrant children from their families, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces a new way for American Baptists to financially support legal aid for family reunification and suggests helpful resources for those who wish to advocate in their communities. On behalf of American Baptist Churches
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Young pastors gather for ABHMS’ ‘Connect 2018’
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/9/18)—American Baptist clergy and seminarians in their 20s through early 40s from 16 American Baptist regions participated in “Connect 2018,” the first gathering of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) American Baptist Young Adult Clergy Network, June 25-28 at Lake Street Baptist Church, Evanston, Ill. “This was a first-of-a-kind event, so
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Registration opens for ABHMS’ highly anticipated Space for Grace 2018 urban retreat
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/18)—Registration is now open for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) highly anticipated “Thy Will Be Done”-themed Space for Grace 2018 conference planned for Nov. 14-16 in Philadelphia. Join faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates and others considering critical issues facing Christians today in the 2½ day-conference at Loews
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ABHMS, ABWM, ABWIM collaborate on July conferences for women, girls
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/3/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) and American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM) are collaborating to host concurrent conferences for women and girls in July at Judson University, Elgin, Ill. The three organizations hope to attract women from culturally diverse backgrounds for a weekend of learning,
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ABHMS staff member exemplifies resiliency of Puerto Rico’s people
Taking lives, destroying property, causing power outages, and limiting the supply of such necessities as fuel, medicine, food and safe water, Hurricane Maria wrought havoc on Puerto Rico, resulting in a humanitarian crisis. In fact, much of the island remains without electricity, close to a year after the storm. However, one of American Baptist Home
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ABHMS board of directors hears update on Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/22/18)—From an update on the Rebuilding, Restoring Renewing, Puerto Rico initiative to an observance of World Refugee Day, the June 19-20 meeting of the board of directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) focused on home mission, including implementation of the new strategy developed to meet the ever-changing ministry needs
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies decries migrant family separation
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/18/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has released a statement decrying the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. “Treating children as prisoners, depriving them of their basic right to be with their families, is not biblical in any way,” Haggray says. “American
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Reflections on a mission trip to Oklahoma
At left: Members of Brewster (Mass.) Baptist Church participated in ABHMS’ “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing…Muskogee” volunteer effort.
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Space for Grace

At this national conference, Christian leaders will identify critical priorities, opportunities and mission challenges confronting the church today.

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Thirteen years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, American Baptist Home Mission Societies continues to assist rebuilding…

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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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