Justice Dialogues

Justice Dialogues

The American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) knows that it is up to those of us who have demonstrated our commitment to faith and social justice to bring healing and transformation to the US and Puerto Rico. That is why, in 2020, we started The Justice Dialogues to facilitate Christian citizens working, living and praying together for a more just society.

Each month the Justice Dialogues facilitate your deeper engagement with ABHMS and with each other for the benefit of the communities that we serve.

The Justice Dialogues are facilitated through ministrElife.org.

2022 Roundtables:

Wednesday, March 30, 2-3 p.m. Care of the Earth: Our Responsibility and Response for the Well-Being of the Environment 

How do we care well for the earth that is suffering under the weight of our neglect and misuse? Join this dialogue to raise awareness, raise questions and share how you are raising action to turn the tide on climate change so that current and future generations better co-exist with the creation that sustains us.   REGISTER HERE 

Wednesday, April 27 2-3:30 p.m.  Mental Health within Homes, Congregations and Communities

Mental health is a justice issue that effects every aspect of our lives and requires our daily attention. May is Mental Health Awareness month and encourages us to preach about it, teach about it, learn about it and pray about it. Join this dialogue to speak about ways you are raising awareness about mental health with children, youth and adults and within families, congregations and political systems.  This forum is a continuation of a Justice Dialogue ABHMS hosted in December 2021. REGISTER HERE

The Justice Dialogue scheduled for May 25 has been moved to June 29.
Wednesday, June 29, 2-3:30 p.m. Welcoming the Neighbor: Pathways to Immigration Reform

The marginal people of Jesus’ day were his special concern. When we welcome the refugee–the stranger in our midst–we welcome Christ. Since 1948, American Baptists have sponsored more than 93,000 refugees in cooperation with Church World Service‘s Immigration and Refugee Program. Your voice is needed around the table, to share what advocacy work you are doing in immigration reform, and how it is making a difference.  Come here what others are doing and how you might get involved. REGISTER HERE

2021 Roundtables:

Recordings available through title links:

Faith, Hope, Love and Mental Health – December, 2021 – with Jermine Alberty, Executive Director, Pathways to Promise
How can we support individuals with mental health conditions and their families, during the challenging holiday season?

Voices of Faith within Community — October 27, 2021 — with the Rev. Laura I. Ayala, Senior Pastor, Primera Iglesia Bautista de Rio Piedras, San Juan, PR.
How are the voices of faith leaders heard among community stakeholders and decision makers?

Christians Rebuilding Democracy — Sep 29, 2021 — with Adam Taylor, President, Sojourners
What is the role of Christians in rebuilding America’s democracy?

News and resources from ABHMS

In addition to The Christian Citizen, ABHMS offers more than a dozen social justice-related titles from Judson Press, including:

Judson Press books Judson Press book covers