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American Baptists respond to Louisiana flooding, Indiana tornadoes
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/30/16)—In response to recent natural disasters in Louisiana and Indiana, American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Disaster Relief Office has distributed Emergency Disaster-relief grants from American Baptist Churches USA’s One Great Hour of Sharing funds. More specifically, $10,000 was released to American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) in response to
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies stands with Murrow Indian Children’s Home
VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/25/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands in solidarity with Murrow Indian Children’s Home as this century-old ministry exercises its right to refrain from lifting up a religious view that is not aligned with its own. The children’s home—devoted to caring for Native American children who have been victims of neglect or
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American Baptists encouraged to attend gun violence prevention event
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/25/16)—American Baptists are encouraged to attend “God and Guns: Millennial Faith Leaders Address Gun Violence” training Oct. 6 and 7 at The Riverside Church, New York City. American Baptist Home Mission Societies is a sponsor of the event that seeks to provide concrete tools for educating, engaging and mobilizing congregations to
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ABHMS continues ‘Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done’ 11 years after hurricanes devastate New Orleans
Rallied by morning prayers, camaraderie and Christian songs, 186 volunteers from 21 American Baptist churches, 17 states and 15 regions across the United States and Puerto Rico braved a week’s worth of heat and humidity recently to minister as the hands and feet of Christ during American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” in New Orleans. They worked in homes, community gardens, a playground, a charter school, a horse-rescue ranch, an animal shelter and a food pantry, to name a few.
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ABHMS partner organization promotes ‘two-fold reconciliation’
With the divisiveness of today’s world, what’s better than reconciliation? Reconciliation multiplied by two. And two-fold reconciliation is just what American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) partner the New Baptist Covenant (NBC) seeks: reconciliation of diverse Baptist churches with each other and reconciliation among communities plagued by racial disparity. NBC strives to break down barriers
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ABHMS encourages dialogue on recent racially-based violence
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/20/16)—In response to recent acts of racially-motivated violence during this time of heightened racial tension across the United States, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages dialogue to offer comfort, provide hope and promote healing. To help launch American Baptist discussion, ABHMS has posted the reflections of an inter-racial group of
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies stands with LGBTQ community in wake of Orlando massacre
VALLEY FORGE, PA (6-17-16)—As investigation into the unspeakable violence in Orlando has deepened in the past week, initial grief and shock at the senseless loss of human life has given way to troubling news about the assailant and the nature of the violence at Pulse nightclub. This hate crime related to members of the LGBTQ
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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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National Ministries reclaims its identity as American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)…

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