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  • On the shooting in Laguna Woods, California

    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.”

  • On the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York

    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.

  • Second cohort of ABHMS chaplaincy certificate program celebrates graduation

    VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/13/21)—On Monday night, the second cohort of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) “Chaplaincy Skills for Community Ministry” certificate program celebrated their graduation during an online event. Developed by the Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy, BCC, ABHMS ecclesiastical endorser, Chaplaincy and Specialized Ministries, the course was offered online through ABHMS’ Center for Continuous Learning (CCL). Among the 41 graduates were pastors, lay leaders, clergy, chaplains and deacons.

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