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Book examines role of Bible, Constitution in systemic racial injustice
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/20)—The important and provocative book “With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in America” asserts that the two texts we count as sacred—the Bible and the Constitution—have not been merely impotent in eliminating racism but have been used to support and sustain white supremacy. The book
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Book examines faith formation in historic, contemporary African American church
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/20)—An important contribution to the study of Christian education, the newly released book “The Formation of a People: Christian Education and the African American Church” is steeped in current scholarship and a lifetime of experience in the African American Church. It expands our understanding of education to encompass the larger life
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American Baptist Home Mission Societies hosts second Faith & Activism Town Hall
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/16/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) presented its second free Faith & Activism Town Hall—“How Faith Intersects with Civic Engagement”—on Wednesday. Those participating in the interactive virtual dialogue listened and learned as panelists delved into conversation about ways people of faith can influence society on issues around racial equity, voting, advocacy,
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Operation Planting Hope reimagines ways for American Baptists to serve as hands, feet of Christ throughout United States, Puerto Rico
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/13/20)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces its new Operation Planting Hope (OPH) program, which will continue the tradition of White Cross Overland. While White Cross has blessed many individuals, families and communities over the years, today’s changing times call for reimagining the ways to touch marginalized individuals, families and communities
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ABWM of West Virginia aids Christian Center via White Cross
Clothing, school supplies, postage stamps, camping supplies, hygiene kits, office supplies, sheets, pillows and towels. These items are just a few of those that American Baptist Women’s Ministries (ABWM) of West Virginia have been supplying over the years to Weirton (W.Va.) Christian Center
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New volume traces history of Black Baptist Church from beginnings to present day
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/20)—From its theological roots in the Radical Reformation of Europe and North America, the praise houses of slavery’s invisible institution, and the evolution of distinctively black denominations, the history of the Black Baptist Church unfolds in the newly released book “A History of the Black Baptist Church: I Don’t Feel No
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ABHMS, Hispanic National Caucus to offer free virtual electoral dialogue in Spanish
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/19/20)—As part of their monthly “Conversaciones Latinas Contemporáneas” (“Contemporary Latino Conversations”), American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Latino Ministries and the Hispanic National Caucus will offer the free, Spanish-language virtual event “Diálogo Electoral” (“Electoral Dialogue”) from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 24. “Today more than ever, it is critical that
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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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