July 19, 2016
[Anglican Communion News Service] Churches throughout India are stepping up protests against the country’s discriminatory caste system which disadvantages Dalit Christians and Muslims. The caste system is a Hindu-based status system that grades different groups of people on a social scale.
The lowest castes – the Dalits, or untouchables – are discriminated against in the job market and in the provision of services. Officially, the government is trying to remove the caste...
- Muslim extremists group claim the 17-year-old assault as one of its “fighters.”
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 7/19/16)—On June 25, the Rev. Dr. Kimberly LaPlante was installed as new pastor of Church of Hope, which is housed inside South Dakota Women’s Prison, Pierre.
The only American Baptist church inside a prison, Church of Hope has a church council and a vital congregation that gathers several times weekly for worship, Bible study and fellowship.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is a major supporter of Church of Hope, having...
- Speak Up will provide a clearer picture of the legal basis for us to talk about Jesus - and will encourage Christians to be more confident in sharing the gospel.
- Fr. Ignatius Gauvain
On July 1, 2016, Saint Tikhon’s Seminary here welcomed Priest Ignatius Gauvain as the school’s Director of Student Life.
Father Ignatius’ appointment in part fulfills the first strategic initiative outlined in the seminary’s recently adopted...
- Reflecting on the severity of the El Niño food crisis brought on by drought that is affecting millions of people across East and Southern Africa, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. The scope of the need is massive.
This message was recorded by Susan Gillies, Interim General Secretary for American Baptist Churches USA. Gillies began serving as Interim on January 1, 2016, and will serve in the position until a new General Secretary is named.
- Editor Amaris Cole caught up with international singer-songwriter Matt Redman ahead of the release of his new book.