ABHMS Encourages Participation in “Faith Advocacy Day”

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ABHMS Encourages Participation in “Faith Advocacy Day”

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/28/13)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists to participate in “Faith Advocacy Day and Rally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” 8:00 am-5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10, in Washington, D.C.

The schedule is as follows:
8:00 am   registration and breakfast at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE;
8:30 am   advocacy training;
9:30 am   meet in delegations to plan advocacy visits;
12 noon   lunch at the United Methodist Building and afternoon advocacy visits; and
3:00 pm  interfaith prayer and rally on the capitol’s South Lawn.

Rally sponsors include the Service Employee International Union, Casa De Maryland, NAACP and Interfaith Immigration Coalition.

For additional information about the event, email Church World Service’s Rev. Noel Andersen at nandersen@churchworldservice.org.

Register for the event online.

For additional information about immigration reform, visit ABHMS’ Immigration and Refugee Services Web pages at www.abhms.org > Ministries & Programs > Justice Ministries > Immigration and Refugee Services, or contact the Rev. Aundreia Alexander, ABHMS national coordinator, Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services, at aundreia.alexander@abhms.org or 1-800-222-3872, 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.