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 churches and their leaders hold electoral dialogues where respect and love are present from start to finish,” says the Rev. Salvador Orellana, ABHMS director of Latino Ministries. “The Gospel and Church of Jesus Christ should become the model of these dialogues for a society polarized by social media, media and political parties.”

Presenters are the Rev. Carlos L. Malavé, executive director of Christian Churches Together in the USA; the Rev. Dr. Cristian De La Rosa, professor at Boston University; and the Rev. Dr. Luciano Márquez Jr., associate regional pastor and area minister for Latino Ministries of American Baptist Churches of New Jersey.

“Educating ourselves and receiving new information is necessary in theological work, as well as to exercise our vote for the present and future of society,” says Abner Cotto Bonilla, president of the Hispanic National Caucus. “On this occasion, we will observe how the political platforms for these elections affect us positively and negatively. ”

Although the event is free, online registration is required.

For additional information, contact Medina Betancourt at abigail.medina@abhms.org.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.