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ABHMS’ ‘The Christian Citizen’ marks one-year online anniversary
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/17)—This month marks one year that The Christian Citizen—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) acclaimed Christian witness print magazine—began publishing online, providing a 21st-century forum for American Baptists and other diverse voices to offer timely response to current events and contemporary issues in a format that’s fresh and easily accessible to
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ABHMS continues to support Puerto Rico with transfer of additional OGHS funds
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/8/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continued its commitment to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Monday by transferring One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Emergency Disaster-relief funds, on behalf of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), to the following entities on the island: $25,000 to the ABCUSA region Iglesias Bautista de Puerto Rico;
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Judson Press to publish book from Sankofa Institute at Oblate School of Theology
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/7/17)—Judson Press, the publishing arm of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, will publish “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Wisdom from the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership,” edited by Dwight N. Hopkins, professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. “Looking Back, Moving Forward” is a collection of lectures
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Visita a Puerto Rico del personal de ABHMS, plan para Fase II de esfuerzos de recuperación
SAN JUAN, PR (ABNS 12/1/17)—Con ocho maletas repletas con más de 400 libras de baterías, el Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, director ejecutivo de las Sociedades Misioneras Nacionales Bautistas Americanas (ABHMS, por sus siglas en inglés), y seis miembros de su equipo visitaron Puerto Rico esta semana para evaluar los esfuerzos de ayuda después del desastre por
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ABHMS staff visit Puerto Rico, plan for Phase II of recovery effort
SAN JUAN, PR (ABNS 12/1/17)—With eight suitcases packed with more than 400 pounds of batteries in tow, Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), and six staff members visited Puerto Rico this week to assess disaster-relief efforts following hurricanes Irma and Maria and discuss plans for moving into Phase II
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Join ABHMS in spreading joy to the children of Puerto Rico this holiday season
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/30/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites American Baptists to join its effort to bring joy to the children of American Baptist churches and schools in Puerto Rico this holiday season through gifts of toys. ABHMS is collecting toy-filled shoeboxes to ship to Puerto Rico in time for Three Kings Day
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ABHMS board looks to a new future for mission
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) Board of Directors saluted six retiring board members, welcomed four new members and elected a fifth at its Nov. 13-15 meeting.
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The Christian Citizen

Writing from diverse voices living and working at the intersection of faith and politics, discipleship and citizenship.

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Home Mission: Puerto Rico

Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico from the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma & Maria.

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Discipleship Guide

Devotionals, activities, planning calendar & other important resources to aid church disciple-making ministries.


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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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