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The Second Cooler: More Than a Documentary, Now a Movement

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

A 2006 journey with BorderLinks to investigate conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona compelled Ellin Jimmerson to do something she had never done before: create a documentary. Moved by what she experienced and learned, Ellin set a goal of brin

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Justice in Palestine & Israel Community Update

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

We have great news! An Alliance gathering focusing on justice in Palestine and Israel is being planned for some time during the fall of 2013 by Calvary Baptist, Washington, D.C., and Ravensworth Baptist, Annandale,Va. If you are interested in working with

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Never Too Far From the Yarn...

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

Monday morning, April 8, 2013…I walked into the sun-speckled narthex at FBC Greenville. Sitting in the sunlight was a table spilling over with a half-finished cold latte from Starbucks, a box with a few Ziploc® bags of clay Zach and James had so “good-natu

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The Alliance Connects!

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

When I began my work with the Alliance four years ago, I didn’t realize how important my ears would become. Pierced and poised, stuck on each side of my head in a way that causes my glasses to need special adjustment, my ears now get lots of exercise. So m

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Board and Business Meeting Highlights

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

At our April 2013 Board meeting in Greenville, S.C., we learned that we had ended 2012 with a small surplus thanks to the generosity of Alliance of Baptists congregations and individual members. ­We were also able to fully fund all the commitments we had m

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Appreciation for Chris Copeland

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

​June 30 was Chris Copeland’s last day as minister for leadership formation for the Alliance, a role he filled for six years. Chris’ wisdom has shaped and led the clergy recognition process, and he has been a pastor and friend to many Alliance pastors. Her

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Can We Talk?

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

One of the most important things in a church, a family, a network of colleagues or friends, or an organization like the Alliance of Baptists is communication. In our congregation, one of the leaders pays particular attention to the need for good and consis

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‘….Not One Step Back’: Moral Mondays in Raleigh, N.C.

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

As we approached the doors to the North Carolina legislative building, a voice cried out:“Now this is church!”Prayerful dissent because we cannot do otherwise is at the heart of who we are in the Alliance of Baptists and as followers of Jesus.

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El Centro

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

​When I knew I’d be spending my summer at the Centreville Labor Resource Center many life experiences flashed before me that I thought would have prepared me for this summer job: my teenage years being raised in Texas and going to a multi-cultural, multi-l

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The Alliance is Not Afraid…

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

“The Alliance is not afraid of conversations about justice…It is really easy for me to be a Baptist doing justice work, because I am part of the Alliance. And that’s just what we do.” Michael-Ray Mathews, in the Alliance video, Belonging.

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