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CBF’s Paynter urges response of shared grief and pain in wake of Tulsa and Charlotte tragedies
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CBF’s Paynter urges response of shared grief and pain in wake of Tulsa and Charlotte tragedies

September 23, 2016 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — In the wake of the recent tragedies in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C., and other cities across the nation, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter released the following reflection: “There is no margin for the violence and shootings of unarmed people that are plaguing our … Continue reading

CBF Missions Council hears updates, holds working sessions at fall meeting
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CBF Missions Council hears updates, holds working sessions at fall meeting

September 23, 2016 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Prayer, updates from the mission field, discussions on church engagement and reflections on the 25th Anniversary General Assembly were the focus Thursday at the fall meeting of the Missions Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. CBF Global Missions Coordinator Steven Porter reflected on the 2016 General Assembly … Continue reading

Baptist leaders call for comments on proposed payday loan rule
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Baptist leaders call for comments on proposed payday loan rule

By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — This is a “momentous time” for reforming payday and auto-title lending in the United States, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leader told attendees September 15 at the 2016 New Baptist Covenant Summit in downtown Atlanta. Reeves, who serves as CBF associate coordinator for partnerships and advocacy, joined Willie … Continue reading

New Baptist Covenant rallies support for racial justice during ‘Holy Conversations’
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New Baptist Covenant rallies support for racial justice during ‘Holy Conversations’

September 16, 2016 By Carrie McGuffin ATLANTA — ‘Holy Conversations’ marked the second day of the New Baptist Covenant Summit in downtown Atlanta, as denominational leaders spoke of the necessity of racial reconciliation and the importance of the New Baptist Covenant to the larger Baptist family. “I want to frame my remarks in three ‘holies’ … Continue reading