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A Call to the Work of Anti-Racism

Posted on Dec 21, 2020

On Monday, December 14, over 200 Alliance friends listened in on a conversation between James A. Forbes, Jr. and Mahan Siler, moderated by Nancy Hastings Sehested, and Christine Wiley, calling the elders of the church to the work of ending racial oppression. The online conversation, “Do you Hear What I Hear: A Call to the Work of Anti-Racism” was an inspiring exchange between elders on the need to dismantle systems of white supremacy, patriarchy and abusive power, while raising prophetic voices for liberation and justice. The session was just the beginning. Be on the lookout for follow up events and information. 

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Lilly Endowment Grant to Davidson College Paves New Ways Towards Building a Racially-Just Alliance

Posted on Nov 20, 2020

Thanks to a $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to Davidson College, the Alliance of Baptists has new partners in our movement toward building a racially-just Alliance and in supporting congregational partners in their growing commitment to expose and address systemic racism in their local contexts. 

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Alliance Online Fall Gathering

Posted on Oct 03, 2020

The full recording of Devoted to Justice, the Alliance's fall online gathering is available here

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Join the Alliance of Baptists in welcoming Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. into YOUR pulpit on Reformation Sunday!

Posted on Sep 29, 2020

In partnership with the Alliance of Baptists, Dr. James Forbes is leveraging the opportunity of gathering virtually to beam into pulpits across America for a timely message on Sunday, October 25, 2020, Reformation Sunday. This is an opportunity for YOUR congregation to hear a word from this prophetic preacher of our time at such a crucial moment in our nation's history.

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QC Family Tree Raises over $50,000 for Essential Workers and High-risk Households in Its Community

Posted on Sep 14, 2020

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shut downs related to it, QC Family Tree adapted our work to look like a mutual aid project. As federal stimulus checks went out, we appealed to friends and supporters to send unneeded funds from wealthier households, and we would redistribute them into the hands of essential workers and high-risk households.

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Brazil in the Face of the Pandemic

Posted on Aug 25, 2020

As we write this letter, Brazil has surpassed Russia, becoming the country with the second-largest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, behind only the United States...Amid all the anxiety and anguish that the Brazilian population faces in this critical moment as our country becomes the new epicenter of the pandemic, we also have to face a severe political crisis that exacerbates the already very precarious public health situation. The two crises cannot be dissociated, nor fully understood apart from what has been going on for some years in Brazil. 

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Field Notes

Posted on Aug 20, 2020

Read updates from our Active Hope Ministry Partners

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Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika

Posted on Jun 18, 2020

August 11 Update on Phase 1 of COVID-19 

Response Efforts in West Pokot, Kenya

As scary as the Covid-19 pandemic is, it presents us with an opportunity to practice active hope and express this through service that Jesus Christ has called us to. We focused on sewing and distributing masks that meet the virus prevention standards.

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Zimbabwe

Posted on Jun 18, 2020

Zimbabwe Theological Seminary & African Baptist Churches in Zimbabwe

-from virtual visit with Henry and Hermina Mugabe, Nov. 21, 2020, hosted by JourneyPartners, a 2020 ministry partner of the Alliance

The leadership at Zimbabwe Theological Seminary are thankful they are able to continue with theological education despite the challenges in the country! 

On Nov. 20th Zimbabwe Theological Seminary [ZTS] graduated 21 students at the seminary. The secretary general of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches was their guest for graduation in a ceremony that was held at the Anglican Cathedral. Even though they were only able to have 100 people present because of the pandemic, the level of excitement at graduation was high!

This year’s  graduates come from many different denominations, and are going to serve in different churches, as well as serving as chaplains. The denominations represented among the student body include various Pentecostal churches, Anglican, Church of Christ, Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventists, Catholics – and Baptists! 

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