VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/24/17)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) endorse the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA’s (NCC) statement that denounces recent acts of anti-Semitism. The statement reads, in part: “The National Council of Churches denounces recent anti-Semitic incidents and condemns rhetoric that has fueled
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/21/17)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2017 proxy voting season, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) shares the “2017 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide” from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). “Faith-based investors must exercise their proxy-voting rights to influence corporations to adopt
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Fairbanks, Alaska, is renovating a building to be its permanent home, with support from Dr. Alonzo Patterson Jr., American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) coordinator of Alaska Ministries, and the congregation that he pastors.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/1/17)—Recognizing February as Black History Month and honoring this year’s “The Crisis in Black Education” theme, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has added a commemorative page to its website that features a related video. Titled “The Promise of Freedom,” the 20-minute informational video tells of the founding and supporting of industrial
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/21/17)—At Tyson Food Inc.’s annual general meeting in Springdale, Ark., on Feb. 9, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) garnered growing support for a resolution that urges the food company to adopt a water-stewardship policy. As lead filer, ABHMS was joined in presenting the resolution by six other Tyson shareholders, several
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/14/17)—As a founding member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) recently joined with other human rights groups, responsible investors and faith-based organizations as a signatory on three letters related to human rights and consumer protections. “Advocating for human rights and economic justice is a
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/15/17)—Given the current mood in the country and the moral and ethical dilemmas the nation faces, how is the church to respond during and after the presidency of Donald J. Trump? In his new release, "The Fierce Urgency of Prophetic Hope," judge, pastor and prophet Wendell L. Griffen, D.Div., offers leadership on how
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/15/17)—Many of us know that Jesus asked many intentional questions in his ministry--questions intended to teach, guide and encourage his followers. Using a similar approach, in their new release, "8 Questions Jesus Asked: Discipleship for Leaders," authors Daniel M. Cash, D.Min., and William H. Griffith, D.Min., focus on eight powerful questions from the Gospels,