December 7, 2016
December 6, 2016
- B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International applauds the United States Senate for unanimously passing the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act. The legislation uses a definition adopted by the U.S. State Department and interprets anti-Semitism as a “certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of...
December 5, 2016
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following statement on the news concerning the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation:
This morning, the sun ascended over the Great Plains of our nation, and hope truly dawned anew.
After months of courageously and peacefully working to prevent the laying of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which posed...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 12/5/16)—As the United States observes the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) lifts up the other side of this story as a lesson of racial injustice important to remember as well.
More than 120,000 Japanese immigrants and their children, born citizens of the United States, were incarcerated by the U.S. government from 1942 to 1945 because of their ethnicity and a perceived...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/5/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is delighted to announce the national launch of its exciting “In Support of Excellence” (ISOE) financial-empowerment initiative for pastors and lay leaders.
Too many high-capacity pastors are suffering in silence, as they are both woefully undercompensated and squeezed by crushing personal...
December 4, 2016
The National Council of Churches of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and Creation Justice Ministries join in expressing their deep appreciation to President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers for the historic decision to not grant an easement for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through the contested site in Standing Rock, North Dakota.
As previously planned, the DAPL would have transversed sovereign Sioux...
December 2, 2016
- The Global Food Initiative of the Church of the Brethren is giving grants to support agricultural work in Haiti and garden projects in the United States. Other grants will help carry out program evaluations in a number of African nations.
- With blue and yellow t-shirts marking the occasion, a group of Brethren from the United States joined Nigerian counterparts in a workcamp with the motto, “Come Let Us Rebuild.” The workcamp was sponsored by the Brethren Evangelical Support Trust (BEST) and Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Nine American Brethren led by Global Mission and Service executive director Jay Wittmeyer traveled to Nigeria for a two-week church construction project from Nov. 7-18.