ABHMS’ ‘The Christian Citizen’ marks one-year online anniversary

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/11/17)—This month marks one year that The Christian Citizen—American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) acclaimed Christian witness print magazine—began publishing online, providing a 21st-century forum for American Baptists and other diverse voices to offer timely response to current events and contemporary issues in a format that’s fresh and easily accessible to readers.

Throughout the past year, thought-provoking online articles and action-inspiring essays that intersect faith, politics, discipleship and citizenship have examined a plethora of public-concern matters ranging from gun violence, racism, trauma and sexual violence to poverty, food insecurity, disabilities and immigration.

Encouraging dialogue and promoting healing, ABHMS responded to heightened tension, divisiveness, polarization, terrorism and violence across the United States with a special online edition of The Christian Citizen in September 2016. Three months later, the magazine began monthly publication online.

To read The Christian Citizen online, visit www.christiancitizen.us. Like The Christian Citizen on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

In addition to publishing online, The Christian Citizen will continue to publish a bi-annual print issue that features the online magazine’s best fare from the previous six months. To subscribe to the print version, visit www.abhms.org > Publications & Resources, and then click “Publications” in the gray menu at the left and scroll down to “Sign up for our publications.”

Those wishing to submit an essay or article for online publication consideration are encouraged to visit http://write.christiancitizen.us.

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.