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Crossing Lines Africa

Posted on Mar 27, 2020

From Philip Kakungulu (center in photo) of Crossing Lines Africa: "I am a member in several Africa social media groups and pastoral leadership fellowships here. The underlying message toward COVID-19 has been one of denial, which is going to cost lives as it did in South Africa during the HIV AIDS pandemic...Yesterday the president publicly mentioned that God has spared Uganda because the government and church leaders stood against homosexuality. This is justifying the use of violence by the church, and many have mentioned that the coronavirus is a disease for homosexuals...The economy right now in Uganda is a nightmare; people will die of COVID-19, hunger, utter neglect and civil violence. What our government has done and hasn’t done is so frustrating. I am crying for the innocent children and peasants in the villages who have very little or no actual scientific education about COVID-19. While our borders have been open on all fronts till now, in the capital city, Kampala, and nearby towns the panic is growing. The government is not offering state sponsored quarantine or testing whatsoever! Why would we allow this to happen?  Read more.

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Eglise Evangelique au Maroc [EEAM]/Protestant Church of Morocco

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

Along with her work as an interfaith chaplain, Karen Thomas Smith is a part of the Protestant Church of Morocco, and she has written updates on the congregations and the people they serve in this predominantly Muslim nation.

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Alliance Nominating Committee Nominations

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

We seek your help with a necessary business matter today—our need to elect board members who will hold in trust the responsibility of keeping the Alliance healthy and whole in these days of uncertainty. 

Thanks to the diligent work of the nominating committee, there is a slate of nominees ready and willing to be elected to guide the mission and ministry of the Alliance. The report is offered by the committee chaired by Paul Hayes, Groton, Conn., and submitted to the membership for consideration.

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Responding to COVID19

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

Livestream Worship Services

Worship Resources (Prayers, Liturgies, etc)

Support

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COVID-19 Resources

Posted on Mar 13, 2020

Reopening Church - Resources and Recommendations from the Insurance Board

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An Update from the Alliance Directors

Posted on Mar 13, 2020

To the Alliance Family,

Developments of the past 24 hours lead the Alliance staff and officers to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 annual gathering set for the end of April. The rapid spread of the virus, cases found among priests in Ft. Worth, broad travel restrictions, as well as the safety of Alliance people, the people working to make the event happen, and the people they love, contribute to the decision. The leadership of the Alliance desires to honor the work and preparation that has gone into the planning of the annual gathering, as well as the sacrifice many of you have made to register, attend and make travel plans. How we do that is still unclear. We will communicate our decisions regarding a way forward by the end of March.

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Nancy Hastings Sehested, Marked for Life: A Prison Chaplain’s Story

Posted on Dec 19, 2019

Long one of our finest preachers, Nancy Hastings Sehested now takes her place as a supremely gifted writer among us. Sehested’s new book chronicles her 13 years as a chaplain in two men’s prisons in North Carolina, the last 10 in a maximum security facility where she distinguished herself as a sensitive, no-nonsense pastor to inmates, many convicted of particularly brutal crimes.

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Alliance Leader Urges Action on Mistreatment of Palestinian Children

Posted on Dec 19, 2019

As Alliance members may recall, at our last Annual Meeting we adopted a statement supporting federal legislation to stop the mistreatment of Palestinian children and youth by the Israeli military. Just briefly, each year the Israeli military arrests and detains from 500 to 700 Palestinian children and youth who live in the West Bank. This practice inflicts brutality and trauma on these young people in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. In contrast, Israeli children and youth who live in the West Bank and commit violations are not detained by the military, but are subject to Israeli police.

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Giving Rise to Hope in Zimbabwe

Posted on Dec 19, 2019

Alliance Active Hope partners in Zimbabwe, the African Baptist Churches of Zimbabwe (ABCZ) and the Zimbabwe Theological Seminary (ZTS), give rise to hope in a risky, fragile context. In the past few years, Zimbabwe has suffered significant political and societal challenges. Economic conditions are weak, and the country is facing the worst hunger crisis in a decade. Due to extreme drought and climate change, Zimbabwe is confronted with a water crisis so severe that the average water flow over Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls) has decreased by almost 50%.

Yet the ABCZ and ZTS continue in their mission to give rise to hope in their context. 

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Giving Rise to Hope

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

Hope sometimes seems small in our world. The actions of the Alliance of Baptists' Active Hope partners around the world are growing hope in amazing ways. Join our partners giving rise to hope and make a gift to the Alliance of Baptists this November. Or join others and give on #GivingTuesday, December 3 when we aim to raise $5,000 in one day! 

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