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While Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria may have dropped from mainstream media’s news coverage, Victoria Goff, director of Disaster Recovery for the initiative, and…

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ABHMS board of directors hears update on Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/22/18)—From an update on the Rebuilding, Restoring Renewing, Puerto Rico initiative to an observance of World Refugee Day, the June 19-20 meeting of the board of directors of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) focused on home mission, including implementation of the new strategy developed to meet the ever-changing ministry needs
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies decries migrant family separation
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/18/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies Executive Director Dr. Jeffrey Haggray has released a statement decrying the separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. “Treating children as prisoners, depriving them of their basic right to be with their families, is not biblical in any way,” Haggray says. “American
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Registration opens for ABHMS’ highly anticipated Space for Grace 2018 urban retreat
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/18)—Registration is now open for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) highly anticipated “Thy Will Be Done”-themed Space for Grace 2018 conference planned for Nov. 14-16 in Philadelphia. Join faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates and others considering critical issues facing Christians today in the 2½ day-conference at Loews
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ABHMS to host Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference in July
UPDATE (ABNS 6/21/18): The deadline to register to attend the Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference has been extended to July 6. VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/22/18)—Female clergy, lay leaders and seminarians of diverse ethnicities are invited to attend American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Intercultural Ethnic Women Conference July 18-21 at Judson University, Elgin, Ill. Held
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Reflections on a mission trip to Oklahoma
At left: Members of Brewster (Mass.) Baptist Church participated in ABHMS’ “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing…Muskogee” volunteer effort.
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ABHMS hires personnel to support ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’
Puerto Rico natives Abigail Medina Betancourt (at left) and the Rev. Hector A. Rivera Padua have joined American Baptist Home Mission Societies to support the organization's ongoing “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative.
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ABHMS’ Rizpah’s Children helps additional JOYA Scholars reach success
Partnership can make all the difference. Just ask Laura Macias, executive director of JOYA Scholars, a nonprofit organization that will soon expand its reach to inspire the success of additional students in Fullerton, Calif., thanks to its connection to Rizpah’s Children, a ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). “Last year, we had 15
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Judson Press title sounds clarion call to preach economic justice
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/15/18)—The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it is plagued by economic inequality—which too often affects people of African descent. In “Reconciliation & Reparation: Preaching Economic Justice,” author Joseph Evans issues a clarion call to church leaders to disturb the status quo through a species
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Space for Grace

At this national conference, Christian leaders will identify critical priorities, opportunities and mission challenges confronting the church today.

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Help heal hurricane-ravaged homes and churches in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. No experience required!

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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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