VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/23/22)—On May 11, 2022, "The Christian Citizen: 25th Anniversary Issue," a publication of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), received five DeRose-Hinkhouse awards from the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) for work completed in fall 2021. This print edition was recognized among periodicals as Category Winner, Magazines – Single Work. It also garnered
VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/17/22)— The American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) condemns the gun violence at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church (ITPC) in Laguna Woods, California on May 15, 2022, which left church member Dr. John Cheng dead and five others wounded. We commend Dr. Cheng, whose courageous act of tackling the assailant allowed others to subdue him, and we echo the words of Sheriff Don Barnes, who called Cheng’s heroism “a meeting of good versus evil” that probably saved the lives “of upwards of dozens of people.”
VALLEY FORGE, PA (5/17/22) — The American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) expresses heartfelt condolences to the victims and family members of those slain during a brazen act of racially motivated violence on May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York. We stand in solidarity with the people of Buffalo, while praying for comfort on the part of all those stricken by grief due to this massacre.
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