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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

COVID-19 Disproportionately Affects Women and Children

Zimbabwe Update, June 9, 2020

Thank you very much for our concern about us in Zimbabwe. We are also concerned about the situation in the U.S. in terms of the Covid-19. We continue to pray that the situation will get better and that a cure will be found soon. Here in Zimbabwe the official numbers are quite low and we are not sure if this is the true reflection of the reality on the ground. Just like in the U.S. the lockdown restrictions have had a huge negative impact on the populace. This is compounded by the fact that before the Covid-19 pandemic our country was facing a myriad of problems politically and economically. Economically before the Covid-19 pandemic, Zimbabwe had become an economic basket case. Our economy had become—according to reputable statistical data— over 80% informal. Here we are talking of around 90% unemployment rate.

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