July 8, 2016
‘…cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1:17
It has been an unholy week in the United States of America. Violent shooting deaths defile our core values as Christians and as Americans. We have witnessed the deaths of two black men – Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philandro Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota – and the June 25 death of unarmed teenager Dylan Noble in Fresno,...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/8/16)—A Call to Prayer has been issued to American Baptists by the ABC National Executive Council, including: Susan Gillies, interim general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Virginia Holmstrom, executive director of American Baptist Women’s Ministries, Reid Trulson, executive director of International Ministries, and Louis Barbarin, chief executive officer of...
July 7, 2016
Father’s Day sermon
Delivered at Fairlington United Methodist Church
By Jim Winkler
June 19, 2016
When I was invited to preach today I was informed the decision was made to choose a theme that is relevant and challenging this year—immigration—and asked to reflect on what our faith says about how we should view and...
July 6, 2016
Gun control advocates from the UCC marched on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning, part of a crowd representing more than two dozen denominations and faith groups demanding an end to the deadlock in the United States Congress around gun legislation.
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/6/16)—In continuing an ongoing partnership between American Baptist Women’s Ministries and women’s ministries of ethnic groups in Myanmar (Burma) here in the United States and in Myanmar, American Baptist Women’s Ministries and the Kachin Baptist Women’s Department of Kachin Baptist Convention, Myanmar, are hosting a women’s leadership exchange in 2016.
In April, 2016, Rev. Sandra DeMott Hasenauer, associate executive director of American...
- The wives and children of two men who are working to root out widespread police corruption in Honduras have been moved temporarily to the United States. The CRC is helping with their relocation.
- The wives and children of two men who are working to root out widespread police corruption in Honduras have been evacuated to live temporarily in the United States. The CRC is playing a role in helping with their relocation.
[Historical Society of the Episcopal Church press release] Over 100 participants from the United States, Canada and Great Britain gathered June 14-17, 2016 in Oneida, Wisconsin to explore the historical relationship between the Episcopal Church and Indigenous Peoples. Participants learned about the Oneida Nation including the Church of the Holy Apostles, the oldest Episcopal Indian mission in North America, experienced the loss of Indigenous land through the...