Research by Topic: social-justice

ABHMS joins other organizations as signatory on three human rights-related letters

Published February 14, 2017

VALLEY FORGE, PA (2/14/17)—As a founding member of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) recently joined with other human rights groups, responsible investors and faith-based organizations as a signatory on three letters related to human rights and consumer protections. “Advocating for human rights and economic justice is a […]

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American Baptists share reasons for marching in D.C.

Published January 26, 2017

  Editor’s note: The American Baptists who attended this march did not do so as representatives of American Baptist Churches USA. American Baptists were among the estimated half million individuals of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities who participated Jan. 21 in the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, D.C. Many marchers carried handcrafted signs to […]

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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 publishes special online edition of ‘The Christian Citizen’ in response to social unrest

Published September 14, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 9/14/16)—In response to heightened tension, divisiveness, polarization, terrorism and violence across the United States, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues to encourage dialogue and promote healing by publishing “Healing Our Land,” a special online issue of its acclaimed print magazine, The Christian Citizen. In this collection of thought-provoking and action-inspiring […]

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End police killing of innocent Black lives: A statement from Barnabas Partners

Published July 11, 2016

O that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, so that I might weep day and night for the slain of my poor people!  –Jeremiah 9:1 We face a national crisis in the United States of America concerning increasing violence and the growing threat to innocent Black lives […]

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American Baptist Home Mission Societies stands with LGBTQ community in wake of Orlando massacre

Published June 17, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (6-17-16)—As investigation into the unspeakable violence in Orlando has deepened in the past week, initial grief and shock at the senseless loss of human life has given way to troubling news about the assailant and the nature of the violence at Pulse nightclub. This hate crime related to members of the LGBTQ […]

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ABHMS urges American Baptists to advocate for gun violence prevention

Published June 17, 2016

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/17/16)—Following the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) stands with Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence (FUPGV) and the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) in urging American Baptists to advocate for gun violence prevention. Individuals are encouraged to phone the U.S. Capitol Hotline […]

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