Research by Topic: rizpahs-children

ABHMS hosts graduation for Rizpah’s Children partnering organization

Published August 21, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (8/21/19)—Cheered on by staff, parents, guardians and friends, students of a six-week Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School accepted certificates during a graduation ceremony on Friday hosted by American Baptist Home Mission Societies at its Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pa. The graduates were among 64 students aged 6 […]

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Positivity, reading emphasized at Rizpah’s Children partner Freedom School

Published July 25, 2019

“Tell me: Who’s in the house tonight?” shouted Shauna Ford, to which 30 children and youth aged 6-13 answered, “Freedom School!”, while forming a circle and moving to the beat that Isaac Boswell banged out on the bottom of an empty orange plastic 5-gallon Home Depot bucket.

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Two Judson Press books named Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalists

Published May 31, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/31/19)—Judson Press is pleased to announce that “Black Millennials & the Church: Meet Me Where I Am” and “Justice for Rizpah’s Children: Radical Responses to Childhood Poverty” have been recognized as finalists in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A finalist in the African American Category, “Black Millennials & the […]

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ABHMS Rizpah’s Children partner to establish CDF Freedom School this summer

Published May 21, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/21/19)—Somerset Academy Early Learning Center, Philadelphia—a partner of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Rizpah’s Children ministry—is establishing a six-week Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School this summer. The school is funded, in part, by a grant from the Virginia and Gordon Palmer Jr. Trust, administered by American Baptist Foundation and […]

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Faculty chair honors director of ABHMS partnering ministry

Published May 7, 2019

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/7/19)—An endowed faculty chair has been named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Carmen Porco, executive director of Housing Ministries of American Baptists in Wisconsin, a partner of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Community Outreach Ministries. The Carmen Porco Chair in Sustainable Business is part of the Center on Business […]

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New Judson Press book calls for action responding to children in poverty

Published November 20, 2018

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 11/20/18)— National studies make it clear: Poverty is the greatest threat to a child’s welfare. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, approximately 15 million children in the United States live in families with incomes below the federal poverty threshold. What is God calling you to do about children […]

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ABHMS announces new ministry, awards $60,000 to ministries serving children in poverty

Published October 23, 2017

At left: ABHMS awarded grants to its Rizpah’s Children partnering organizations.

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ABHMS’ Turner-Triplett receives honorary degree

Published May 9, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/9/17)—The Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett, founding director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) Rizpah’s Children initiative, has received an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from Alderson Broaddus University, Philippi, W.Va. The honor was bestowed Saturday at the university’s 146th Commencement, for which Turner-Triplett provided the keynote address. “I want […]

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