July 27, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/27/16)—Watch American Baptist Home Mission Societies’ (ABHMS) website at www.abhms.org next week for daily updates from this year’s “Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done” ecumenical work week in New Orleans.
Featured will be photographs and comments from volunteers helping to rebuild New Orleans by...
June 15, 2016
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/15/16)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks volunteers for a variety of summer mission opportunities that will transform lives and bolster communities across the United States.
Volunteers continue to make a difference in the lives of residents of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. Slated for July 31-Aug. 6, this year’s “Home Mission:...
May 31, 2016
May 18, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] The bishop of Melbourne has stepped in to offer prayer space to Muslims from Geelong, Victoria, whose mosque was destroyed in a suspected arson attack in the early hours of the morning May 18. The blaze, in a former church building, is the fifth suspicious fire to hit places of worship in Geelong in recent months.
The first to be hit was the 140-year-old St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Bannockburn, Geelong, which was...
May 17, 2016
The following is part of an ongoing monthly series on congregational development, which features reflections from Anglicans on how they are responding to the challenges facing churches today.
For Anglicans concerned about how to develop and grow their congregations, the Rev. Christopher Page has a simple suggestion on where to begin.
“I think the first thing they might do is stop worrying about developing and growing!” chuckles Page, currently parish priest at St....
May 9, 2016
Our plane touched down in Varadero, Cuba in the early afternoon of Saturday, April 30. Stepping outside after passing through security, Canadian Anglicans gathered in front of a sign made by our Cuban counterparts welcoming us to the first international Justice Camp.
We drove a half-hour to the city of Matanzas aboard a school bus painted with slogans in English and Spanish: “Breaking Barriers” and “Respeto y Amor” (Respect and Love). I stared...