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A systematic and deliberate dismantling of usury laws — How can this be legal?
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A systematic and deliberate dismantling of usury laws — How can this be legal?

Stephen Reeves, CBF’s associate coordinator for advocacy and partnerships, represented the Fellowship recently at a hearing on predatory lending hosted by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read our coverage of this event here. Below you will find the remarks that Reeves gave to the bureau at that field hearing in Nashville on March 25: First, … Continue reading

CBF’s Paynter, religious leaders meet with Obama to press for common sense immigration reform
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CBF’s Paynter, religious leaders meet with Obama to press for common sense immigration reform

  April 15, 2014 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. – Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter was among a small group of faith leaders who met in the Oval Office Tuesday to speak with President Barack Obama about the efforts of the religious community to support immigration reform and ask that he keep the … Continue reading

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Global Missions + Global Church Engagement = Our Greater Mission Enterprise

By Suzii Paynter When I arrived a year ago at the doorstep of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, I thought the very first thing that I would do is seek a Global Missions coordinator. Thankfully, I was spared the impulse. We are witnessing genuinely relevant and powerfully spiritual forces for global engagement in every corner of … Continue reading

2014 CBF General Assembly in Atlanta to feature dozens of exciting workshops
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2014 CBF General Assembly in Atlanta to feature dozens of exciting workshops

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will host its annual General Assembly June 23-27, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. Make your plans now to attend at thefellowship.info/assembly/preregistration and check out other exciting and educational events at this year’s Assembly, including activities for children, youth and college students at thefellowship.info/assembly. The 2014 Assembly will feature … Continue reading

CBF field personnel turn over ministry to new leaders in Athens, Greece
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CBF field personnel turn over ministry to new leaders in Athens, Greece

April 9, 2014 By Emily Holladay DECATUR, Ga. – Bledi and Blerina Mile (Meelay), an Albanian couple, have been chosen to lead PORTA – the Albanian House in Athens, a spiritual and cultural center for Albanian immigrants in Athens, Greece, founded by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Bob and Janice Newell. After completing nearly 11 … Continue reading

CBF Romany Ministries Team celebrates International Roma Day
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CBF Romany Ministries Team celebrates International Roma Day

Today, April 8, is International Roma Day. Read here about this celebration of Romani culture and the diverse contributions of Roma at HumanRights.Gov, where you can learn about U.S. Embassy activities and government engagement on Roma issues. Throughout this week, the CBF Romany Ministries Team is featuring prayers on their blog. With the theme “Unexpected … Continue reading