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CBF Podcasts: Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy & Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees

Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy with Jay Kieve

CBF recently named Jay Kieve, CBF South Carolina coordinator, as the Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate.

We sat down with Kieve to discuss this newly created role and his work with congregation in creating a healthy culture for all members by strategically creating policies, procedures, and spiritual formation around these challenging conversations.

Welcoming the Stranger: Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees

Over the last several years, immigration reform has been a highly contested topic across America as news broke of the ill-treatment of family separation and inhumane conditions in detention facilities.

The Biden administration recently made headlines with a tremendous shift from the previous administration’s cap on the number of refugees that would be allowed to seek asylum in the United States.

We sat down for a panel conversation on the matter with Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, the Director of Refugees and Immigration Ministries for the Disciples Home Missions, Matthew Soerens, the US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, and Elket Rodríguez, CBF and CBF Southwest Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy and Mission Specialist.

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This podcast episode is brought to you by The Center for Congregational Health, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, and McAfee School of Theology Doctor of Ministry program.

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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy

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