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A journey of hope and longing

Posted on Feb 28, 2019

Dear Alliance of Baptists, 

Last December I traveled to Bethlehem to participate in the Kairos Palestine gathering. This was truly an advent journey of hope and longing as I listened and learned from Palestinian Christians who continue to await (and manifest) God’s redemptive work in their land. Inspired by their witness, representatives of the global Christian community strategized together how we can be Incarnation – God in human form – for one another.

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Alliance gives thanks for foundation partners

Posted on Feb 08, 2019

The Alliance is grateful for the support of our foundation partners who have pledged resources and help make our work possible in 2019.

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Annual Gathering 2019 registration is open

Posted on Feb 08, 2019

It's time friends!

The link to register for the 2019 Alliance of Baptists' Annual Gathering is live.

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Space still open at SCOS sites

Posted on Feb 08, 2019

Equipping young adults who have a passion for service is one of the main goals of the Summer Communities of Service (SCOS) program, and there's still time for a young person who's interested to apply for 2019.

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Support asylum seekers in migrant caravan

Posted on Jan 13, 2019

Let us not forget, in the midst of drama over the United States building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, that there are thousands of people who are traveling to or who have already arrived at the border seeking asylum in America based on valid claims. They need help, and this resource kit provides options for doing so. Review, take action and share with others!

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Book Review Practicing Midrash: Reading the Bible's Arguments as an Invitation to Conversation

Posted on Jan 13, 2019

Hi. My name is Bob Stillerman, and I am not an impartial reviewer. I love Tim Moore. He is a fine person. And I believe he's a remarkable, thoughtful scholar, who has written an even better book: Practicing Midrash: Reading the Bible's Arguments as an Invitation to Conversation. You should both buy AND read his book. It's a sound investment of your time and money.  

Disclaimer: If you want an objective review, go to Amazon. Besides, anyone can tell you what's in the book. 

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Harms are real for federal workers, contractors during current government shutdown

Posted on Jan 13, 2019

I want to address this topic from both a personal standpoint and from the larger perspective. 

First, the personal. As a long-time federal manager (I recently retired), based on my experience I can tell you that for the last week or more thousands of federal workers and support contractors have had stressful conversations with their bosses. In the past I have counseled employees as they outlined their dire circumstances if a shutdown occurred. 

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A view from the manger

Posted on Dec 21, 2018

Novelist Oscar Hijuelos wrote at Christmas of "The majesty of the child" and of Jesus as "perhaps the most wanted child in the history of the world." The Christmas story helps us think of the majesty of every child and of every child as dearly wanted. It changes our view of things.

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Alliance seeking board candidates

Posted on Dec 21, 2018

The Alliance nominating committee is seeking names of candidates to serve on the Alliance of Baptists' board of directors. The three-year term would commence at the 2019 Annual Gathering in April and continue until 2022. 

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Iraq pilgrimage reflects interfaith commitment

Posted on Dec 03, 2018

The Alliance remains grateful for the witness of Bishop Malkhaz Songulashvili with the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia, an Active Hope ministry partner. 

He and his colleagues stay on the front lines of justice, advocacy and interfaith work in the Republic of Georgia and throughout the region.

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