April 13, 2015
April 11, 2015
Presidential advisor says White House faith-based office helps public understand religion with accuracy, nuance, insight
By Deb Christian
Melissa Rogers speaking to the Religion Communicators convention (Photo by George Conklin)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9) — Melissa Rogers, special assistant to the President and Executive Director...
April 10, 2015
To celebrate the life of Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, who died on April 5, American Baptist Home Mission Societies republishes the following excerpt from a face-to-face interview conducted at his home in Raleigh, N.C., in 2008, shortly before his 90th birthday. A modest man, Taylor was one of the 20th century’s most celebrated preachers, having touched...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/10/15)—James A. Christison Jr., 87, who served American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) in the position that is now known as executive director and played a major role in restructuring American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA), died on Sunday at his home in Tampa, Fla.
Christison was ABHMS’ executive secretary and the denomination’s associate general secretary from 1969 to 1976. He was responsible for...
April 9, 2015
April 8, 2015
- The Church of the Brethren co-directors of Nigeria Crisis Response, Carl Hill and his wife Roxane from the United States of America, were here once again to assess the impact of the donations made by American Brethren on the activities of EYN (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria, or the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria).
- Two Brethren Disaster Ministries project sites in the United States are receiving support through grants from the Church of the Brethren’s Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF), totaling $75,000. Brethren Disaster Ministries also has directed an EDF grant to the island nation of Vanuatu after it was hit by Tropical Cyclone Pam.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/8/15)—Karen Horsman of Plainfield, Indiana, and the Reverend Gregg Sneller of Portland, Oregon, have joined the home staff of American Baptist International Ministries (IM) as remotely-deployed development staff.
These additions to IM’s staff will allow the global mission organization to connect its various ministry opportunities with churches and individuals who are passionate about sharing the gospel and meeting human needs. Horsman...