News & Notes  April 2018



ABHMS convened an aligned action network meeting and other collaborative gatherings with new and historic partners last month at American Baptist Churches of Los Angeles, Southwest and Hawaii's conference center.

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During ABHMS' " Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing...Texas" effort March 18-25, volunteers rebuilt homes in Houston and Beaumont, helping to address the devastation wrought when Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in 2017.

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Planned for November in Philadelphia, ABHMS' "Space for Grace" event will provide opportunities to connect with passionate speakers, workshop leaders and fellow participants about critical issues facing Christians today.

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ABHMS urges American Baptists to join in solidarity with and speak out on behalf of refugees. For detailed information about how to become involved, visit the #WhereRtheRefugees toolkit online.

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Calling voting proxies an "important part of overall stewardship," Michaele Birdsall, ABHMS deputy executive director and CFO, urges American Baptist investors to review the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility's 2018 proxy voting guide.

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Children in nature is the subject of this month's free "Discipleship Matters" bulletin insert. Enrich your congregation's Sunday experience by downloading it from abhms.org > Publications & Resources > Discipleship Matters.

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"Side by Side: Being Christian in a Multifaith World" helps readers to broaden knowledge about other faiths and relate to a religiously diverse world in Christlike ways. Available for $13.59 at judsonpress.com.

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