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Clarification of media reports
about Baptists arrested in Haiti

American Baptist News Service
P.O. Box 851
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851
Phone: 610-768-2322, 800-ABC3-USA, x 2322
Fax: 610-768-2309

Important Correction To Media Reports About Baptists Arrested In Haiti

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/3/10)—The ten people arrested for child trafficking in Haiti are not members of churches affiliated with American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA). Some media sources have labeled these individuals as "American Baptists". While the people involved are Baptists from the United States, they are not members of the denomination known as ABCUSA.

ABCUSA currently has missionaries doing ministry in Haiti, but they are not involved in this incident.

ABCUSA members continue to pray for the victims of the earthquake and all those working to aid Haitians during this difficult time.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of 36 member communions of the National Council of Churches.

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