Situation in Lebanon and
In response to events in
Lebanon and Israel, past Alliance vice-president Shanta
Premawardhana has put together for the National Council of
Churches of Christ in the USA an ecumenical and interfaith web
site of resources of prayers, litanies, texts, etc. for peace
from various traditions. The Alliance is one of the
participants; Stan Hastey is one of the denominational
As a member of NCCC dialogue table that went to Palestine and
Israel last September, past Alliance president John Ewing
Roberts was asked to submit something from the Alliance. He has
sent in two items from "For the Livings of These Days."
Go to the site.
Here you can contribute your own resources along with what John
has already posted.
Caring for Caregivers
This new resource was introduced
at the 2006 Convocation.
here. No charge. If you would like a printed and bound
copy, contact the Alliance office.
(July 13, 2006)
2nd report of the administration's Commission for Assistance to a
Free Cuba was released July 10.
Read the report here (on the website of the Latin America
Click here to say no to restrictions on humanitarian aid through
Church World Service website.
Click here to sign a petition to President Bush and Secretary of
State Rice on humanitarian aid.
Click here to
read the response of the Emergency Network of Cuban-American
Scholars and Artists for Change in U.S.-Cuba Policy.
response of the Emergency Coalition to Defend Educational
Baptist Press: The Bush administration recommendation that the
further limit humanitarian and religious aid to Cuba "flies in the
face of religious freedom," say many U.S. Christian groups,
including the Alliance of Baptists. Read.
Pilgrimage to Morocco.
Karen Thomas Smith, a
recipient of Alliance Mission Offering funds for her work in
Morocco, would like to organize an interfaith pilgrimage to Morocco.
Interested? Read more.
on gay and lesbian marriage
Executive Director Stan Hastey participated in a news conference
on Monday, June 5, as part of a group of clergy speaking about the
current push for a constitutional amendment to ban on gay marriage.
link will take you to a website with
pictures and quotes from the news conference.
story from Associated Baptist Press about the conference.
Go to a page with information
about the Convocation.
2006 Mission Offering Goal:
Twenty-seven organizations whose missions
are consistent with the Covenant of the Alliance are
recipients of the 2006 Bridges of Hope Mission Offering.
through June 30, gifts total $$63,789. Click
here to see a list of the recipients.
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August has been posted.
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Statements adopted by the Alliance.