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Published on August 8th, 2014 | by ABCUSA


ABHMS Urges American Baptists to Tune in to Refugee Webinar

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 8/8/14)—Those wishing to aid Central American refugee children who are crossing the U.S. Southern border are urged to tune in to the Interfaith Immigration Coalition’s free webinar at 4 p.m. EST on Monday, Aug. 11.

The webinar will provide an update on emergency funding and proposed policy changes affecting children and families from Central America as well as asylum-seekers and refugees being resettled to the United States from around the world. It will include ideas for actions to take during Congress’ August recess to demonstrate support for migrants and refugees, and to ensure that direction is provided to Congress upon its return to Washington, D.C., in September.

The dial-in number is 805-399-1000, and the access code is 104402.

To register for the webinar, go to

American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is a member organization of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition. ABHMS offers a number of resources to assist individuals and congregations with immigration advocacy. For more information, visit > Ministries & Programs > Justice Ministries > Immigration and Refugee Services, or contact the Rev. Aundreia Alexander, ABHMS national coordinator of Immigration and Refugee Services, at or 800-222-3872, x2430.

ABHMS—the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.

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