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Viewpoints

Viewpoints

Viewpoints, the historical journal for Georgia Baptists, is published every two years by the Georgia Baptist Historical Society and the Georgia Baptist Historical Commission. First published in 1968, Viewpoints is housed at the Georgia Baptist History Repository in the Jack Tarver Library of Mercer University in Macon.

Habitat for Humanity Quilt

Habitat for Humanity Quilt

A quilt depicting the building activities of Habitat for Humanity International hangs at the organization's headquarters in Americus. Since 1976 volunteers with Habitat have built affordable housing for families in need throughout the United States and around the world.

Habitat Headquarters

Habitat Headquarters

Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit housing organization, is headquartered in Americus, where it was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former Georgia governor and U.S. president Jimmy Carter works with Habitat for Humanity volunteers to construct a home. Carter, who became involved with the organization at the invitation of founder Millard Fuller in 1984, has served as both spokesperson and work crew leader for Habitat.

Courtesy of Gregg Pachkowski and Habitat for Humanity International

Frederic Ozanam

Frederic Ozanam

At the age of nineteen, Frederic Ozanam organized the Conference of Charity in Paris, France, to provide assistance to the poor of the city. He chose the sixteenth-century cleric St. Vincent de Paul as patron of the organization, which later adopted its current name, the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

From Famille Vincentienne Internationale Web site

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Vincent de Paul Society

A volunteer tutor with the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Atlanta works with a student. The Catholic organization provides a variety of services, including financial assistance, English instruction, food vouchers, and automobiles, to low-income individuals and families across north Georgia.

Courtesy of St. Vincent de Paul Atlanta Council

Salvation Army Band

Salvation Army Band

The first Atlanta Corps of the Salvation Army formed a marching band in 1891, less than one year after the founding of the Georgia branch of the organization.

Courtesy of Salvation Army Southern Historical Center, Atlanta

William Booth

William Booth

William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, conceived a military-style hierarchy for the organization, which assigns various ranks to its officers.

Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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Salvation Army Volunteers

Salvation Army Volunteers

Volunteers ring bells for the Milledgeville Corps' "Christmas Kick-Off" in 1991. During the Christmas season, Salvation Army volunteers are stationed outside of commercial establishments, where they collect donations for the homeless.

Courtesy of Salvation Army Southern Historical Center, Atlanta

Big Bethel AME Church

Big Bethel AME Church

Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Auburn Avenue is one of the rehabilitation projects undertaken by J. W. Robinson in the Sweet Auburn historic district.

Courtesy of J. W. Robinson & Associates, Inc.

Mars Hill Baptist Church

Mars Hill Baptist Church

Mars Hill Baptist Church, located in Watkinsville, was founded in 1799. Pictured in 2006, the church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, which formed in Augusta in 1845.

Photograph by Kate Howard, New Georgia Encyclopedia

The Christian Index

The Christian Index

The Christian Index, the official newspaper of the Georgia Baptist Convention, has a circulation of around 62,000. This issue, dated Thursday, April 7, 1921, is volume 101, number 14.

W. T. Brantley

W. T. Brantley

In 1831 editor W. T. Brantley changed the name of the Baptist newspaper from the Columbian Star to the Christian Index.