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ABHMS hosts graduation for Rizpah’s Children partnering organization
VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/21/19)—Cheered on by staff, parents, guardians and friends, students of a six-week Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School accepted certificates during a graduation ceremony on Friday hosted by American Baptist Home Mission Societies at its Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pa. The graduates were among 64 students aged 6
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ABHMS retreat offers solace to pastors dealing with post-Hurricane María stress
VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/21/19)—To facilitate healing and self-care among pastors dedicated to ministering to others in the aftermath of 2017’s Hurricane María, American Baptist Home Mission Societies offered, in partnership with Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico (IBPR), the “Me haces descansar” (“You Make Me Rest”) retreat Aug. 8-10 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The event launched
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies welcomes new personnel
VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/8/19)—Welcoming new personnel to Volunteer-Mobilization and Disaster-Response Ministries as well as to Financial Empowerment Ministries, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to cultivate leaders, equip disciples and to heal and transform communities across the United States and Puerto Rico in Jesus’ name. As ABHMS’ national coordinator of Volunteer-Mobilization and Disaster-Response Ministries,
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Condemning the hate speech of Donald Trump
We have not witnessed such vile and hateful displays of racism, antagonism and incivility by an American president in this lifetime.  There is no part of Trump’s hate speech that can be defended, affirmed or interpreted otherwise.
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Statement of solidarity, support for Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, PA (7/24/19)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies stands in continued solidarity with the Baptist Churches of Puerto Rico, and supports their recent statement addressing the present political upheaval caused by harmful statements from Governor Ricardo Rosselio.
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Positivity, reading emphasized at Rizpah’s Children partner Freedom School
“Tell me: Who’s in the house tonight?” shouted Shauna Ford, to which 30 children and youth aged 6-13 answered, “Freedom School!”, while forming a circle and moving to the beat that Isaac Boswell banged out on the bottom of an empty orange plastic 5-gallon Home Depot bucket.
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ABHMS, American Baptist Extension Corporation and American Baptist Women’s Ministries relocate to a renovated building in King of Prussia, Pa.…

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