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ABHMS shares proxy voting guide for socially responsible investing
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
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ABHMS garners support for water-stewardship proposal to Tyson Foods
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
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ABHMS honors Black History Month with Web page, video
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
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ABHMS encourages gifting fair trade chocolate this Valentine’s Day
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/9/17)—As a supporter of Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA), American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) asks American Baptists to consider gifting organic, fair trade chocolate this Valentine’s Day via BPFNA’s Baptist Fair Trade Project. A collaboration between BPFNA and the worker-owned cooperative Equal Exchange, the Baptist Fair Trade Project seeks
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ABHMS announces 2017 volunteer mission opportunities
VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/3/17)—American Baptists are invited to join American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) in various 2017 volunteer mission opportunities. Serve as the hands and feet of Christ in diverse communities across the United States, as we seek not only to rebuild physical structures destroyed by natural disasters but also to restore human lives
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ABHMS joins other organizations as signatory on three human rights-related letters
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
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Judson Press book calls for engagement in prophetic hope, faithful citizenship in distressing times
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
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Judson Press book uses questions to aid spiritual growth, leadership development
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,
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National Ministries reclaims its identity as American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)…

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