ABHMS encourages dialogue on recent racially-based violence

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/20/16)—In response to recent acts of racially-motivated violence during this time of heightened racial tension across the United States, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages dialogue to offer comfort, provide hope and promote healing.

To help launch American Baptist discussion, ABHMS has posted the reflections of an inter-racial group of American Baptist faith leaders. American Baptists are encouraged to read the reflections, and then join the discussion by posting thoughts on ABHMS’ “Creating a Groundswell for Racial Justice” group on Facebook.

For additional information about the ways in which ABHMS remains committed to social justice and healing communities, please visit www.abhms.org and click “Ministries.”

American Baptist Home Mission Societies ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on leadership, discipleship and healing communities.

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.