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CBF pastors speak out at Capitol Hill launch of diverse “Just Lending” coalition
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CBF pastors speak out at Capitol Hill launch of diverse “Just Lending” coalition

By Aaron Weaver WASHGINTON, D.C. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders joined representatives from a diverse group of faith organizations on Capitol Hill May 14 to launch a coalition to combat predatory payday lending, the short-term loans that carry in excess of 300 percent APR, trapping thousands of families each year in a cycle of debt. … Continue reading

Baptist scholar leads celebration of his friend Thomas Merton
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Baptist scholar leads celebration of his friend Thomas Merton

May 18, 2015 By Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA, Ga.  — About 60 Cooperative Baptists gathered May 14 at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta to hear respected Baptist scholar E. Glenn Hinson and celebrate the contributions of contemplative theologian Thomas Merton. To mark the centenary of Merton’s birth, the Pitts Theology Library at Emory … Continue reading

CBF disaster responder shares photos from Nepal, requests prayer for Nepalese people
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CBF disaster responder shares photos from Nepal, requests prayer for Nepalese people

Together with a network of Baptist groups from around the world, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues to provide relief to the victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. That 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 7,350 people, injured thousands more. On May 12, another large earthquake struck Nepal, leaving at least 36 people dead and … Continue reading

Religious groups announce coalition to combat predatory lending
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Religious groups announce coalition to combat predatory lending

CONTACT: Aaron Weaver, aweaver@cbf.net (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Citing religious texts and evidence of widespread harm to households from high-cost payday loans, a diverse group of faith organizations announced today the formation of a new coalition to combat payday lending and predatory financial practices during a press conference on Capitol Hill. Members of … Continue reading