CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation
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CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation

July 7, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders spoke out against the decision announced today of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to remove borrower safeguards intended to ensure that vulnerable consumers have the ability to repay short-term, high-interest “payday” loans. “For nearly a decade, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has sought … Continue reading

Flying This Plane While We’re Still Building It: Remembering Hardy Clemons (1933-2020)
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Flying This Plane While We’re Still Building It: Remembering Hardy Clemons (1933-2020)

By Aaron Weaver Beloved and influential Baptist pastor Rev. Dr. Hardy Clemons passed away July 1 at the age of 87. Clemons was a founding leader in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and served as CBF Moderator from 1993-1994. He also served on the CBF Coordinating Council from 1992-1996. From 1961-2008, Clemons served as pastor of … Continue reading

Virtual General Assembly concludes with challenge to “go together with bold faithfulness into a resurrected and reimagined future”
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Virtual General Assembly concludes with challenge to “go together with bold faithfulness into a resurrected and reimagined future”

June 26, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga.—What would it mean to live boldly in the midst of the harsh realities of COVID-19 and racial injustice? Will we, like Joseph of Arimathea, have the courage to show up? Will we as a Fellowship have the courage to go together with bold faithfulness … Continue reading

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing
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Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing

June 25, 2020 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—The journey toward bold faithfulness demands more of ourselves and more of the church in this current cultural moment marked by racial injustice and the sins of white supremacy, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley preached during the Thursday evening worship service of the 2020 virtual … Continue reading

Preying on fear, pandemics spark hatred, violence and injustice
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Preying on fear, pandemics spark hatred, violence and injustice

By Elket Rodríguez Across the ages, pandemics have packed punitive punches: From 1347 to 1351, the black death swept across Europe. Mobs scapegoated Jews, murdering thousands. In the early 20th century, the Spanish flu spread throughout the world, and millions died. In the United States, the pandemic spawned racial and social unrest, prompting the deaths … Continue reading

Former CBF chaplaincy leader George Pickle passes away at 77
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Former CBF chaplaincy leader George Pickle passes away at 77

By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — George Pickle, an innovative and formative leader of CBF’s chaplaincy and pastoral counseling ministries, passed away June 22 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga., following injuries sustained in a fall at his home the previous week. In June 2013, Pickle retired after 12 years of service as CBF’s … Continue reading

CBF leaders celebrate Supreme Court decision on DACA, call for action from Congress
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CBF leaders celebrate Supreme Court decision on DACA, call for action from Congress

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 18 decision that blocks deportation of about 700,000 residents who came to the United States as children and who have been protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA. In Department of Homeland Security (DHS) v. Regents of the University of … Continue reading