Research by Topic: Dr.-Jeffrey-Haggray

Judson Press book reveals power of Holy Communion to unify Christian community

Published July 14, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/15/17)—What can Christians do to cultivate the common bond that we share and to unite the people of God? According to Neville Callam, noted educator, theologian, ecumenist, pastor and retiring general secretary of Baptist World Alliance, we must discover the power of the Eucharist. In his new book, “From Fragmentation to […]

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ABHMS-sponsored Mission Summit activities continue Saturday, Sunday

Published July 3, 2017

PORTLAND, OR (ABNS 7/3/17)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)-sponsored activities continued Saturday and Sunday at American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) 2017 Biennial Mission Summit at Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Highlights included ABHMS’ Sunday luncheon, at which the Rev. Katherine Longhat, pastor of Watonga (Okla.) Indian Baptist Church, based her sermon on Jeremiah 20:7-9. (“Oh Lord, […]

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American Baptists’ Mission Center to relocate next year

Published June 21, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6/21/17)—Culminating a four-year, collaborative process that considered location issues related to offices of American Baptist Churches’ national partners, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has purchased a building within a half mile of the current Mission Center that ensures partners will continue, as well as enhance, their ministries into the coming decades […]

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ABHMS sets new course for mission: Connect. Cultivate. Change.

Published April 18, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/18/17)—In this Resurrection season that celebrates Jesus Christ’s promise of new life, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) announces a new framework for its mission to cultivate leaders, equip disciples and heal communities across the United States and Puerto Rico. This framework—Connect. Cultivate. Change.—looks to the future as it responds to […]

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ABCUSA, ABHMS endorse NCC statement denouncing anti-Semitism

Published February 24, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/24/17)—American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) endorse the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA’s (NCC) statement that denounces recent acts of anti-Semitism. The statement reads, in part: “The National Council of Churches denounces recent anti-Semitic incidents and condemns rhetoric that has fueled […]

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ABHMS joins Christian leaders supporting nonviolent protest at Standing Rock

Published November 4, 2016

To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. – Deuteronomy 10:14 VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/4/16)—In keeping with its historic commitments to racial justice, the rights of indigenous peoples and care for creation, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) joins with other Christian leaders in support […]

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ABHMS executive director to moderate panel at BJC symposium

Published October 31, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (10/31/16)—Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS), will moderate the panel discussion during “Religious Liberty and the Black Church”—a Baptist Joint Committee (BJC) for Religious Liberty symposium—on Nov. 10 at Howard University School of Divinity and School of Law, Washington, D.C. The lecture and faculty response will […]

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