Research by Topic: healing-communities

Registration opens for ABHMS’ highly anticipated Space for Grace 2018 urban retreat

Published May 18, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/18/18)—Registration is now open for American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) highly anticipated “Thy Will Be Done”-themed Space for Grace 2018 conference planned for Nov. 14-16 in Philadelphia. Join faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates and others considering critical issues facing Christians today in the 2½-day conference at Loews […]

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American Baptists join D.C. rally to end racism

Published April 5, 2018

American Baptists were undeterred by scattered showers and 35-mph winds when they joined people of various faith traditions on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 4 for a rally to end racism and to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A group traveled by bus to the rally from American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA’s) Mission Center in Valley Forge, Pa., while other American Baptists traveled from various ABCUSA regions.

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ABHMS stands with CWS in urging extension of deferred enforced departure for Liberians

Published April 3, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/3/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands with partner Church World Service (CWS) in condemning the termination of deferred enforced departure (DED) for Liberians and urging the Trump administration to restore and extend Liberian DED for at least another 18 months. The Trump administration’s decision to terminate DED for Liberians, effective […]

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American Baptist Home Mission Societies urges American Baptists to stand with refugees

Published March 19, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/19/18)—Concerned regarding the current global refugee crisis, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) urges American Baptists to join in solidarity with and speak out on behalf of refugees. According to ABHMS partner Church World Service (CWS), the current U.S. administration will resettle only 20,000 refugees this fiscal year—falling short of its […]

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Mark your calendar for November: American Baptist Home Mission Societies announces Space for Grace 2018

Published March 5, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/5/18)—Building on the highly successful Los Angeles Space for Grace national gathering in 2015, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will sponsor Space for Grace 2018: “Thy Will Be Done,” Nov. 14-16, 2018, in Philadelphia, featuring author and theologian Walter Brueggemann as keynote presenter. Faith leaders, community service leaders, social justice advocates […]

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ABHMS continues to advocate for water-stewardship policy at Tyson Foods

Published February 27, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/26/18)—At Tyson Food Inc.’s annual general meeting in Springdale, Ark., on Feb. 8, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) was once again lead filer of a resolution that urges the food company to adopt a comprehensive water-stewardship policy. Remaining concerned regarding Tyson’s history of water-pollution violations, ABHMS and other shareholders have […]

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ABHMS shares ICCR’s proxy voting guide for socially responsible investing

Published February 23, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/23/18)—As part of its Socially Responsible Investing ministry and in time for the 2018 proxy voting season, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) shares the “2018 Proxy Resolutions and Voting Guide” from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). New information provided in this year’s guide includes that on gun safety, […]

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ABHMS seeks volunteers for projects across U.S. mainland, Puerto Rico

Published February 22, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/22/18)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is seeking volunteers to help rebuild, restore, renew and bring God’s healing love to families and communities across the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico: Determine your own work week, beginning March 1 or later Join ABHMS and the Iglesias […]

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ABHMS’ initial ‘Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico’ fundraising goal is surpassed; great need remains

Published February 12, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/12/18)—Thanks to the generous contributions of congregations, organizations and individuals both in and outside of the American Baptist family, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is elated to report that the initial fundraising goal for its “Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico” initiative—in partnership with American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)—via One Great […]

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American Baptists visit Puerto Rico on pastoral, mission fact-finding trip

Published January 30, 2018

A delegation of American Baptists and partners led by American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) and American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) traveled to Puerto Rico Jan. 26-29, 2018, to meet with pastoral and lay leaders to survey damage and devastation caused by last year’s hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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