Angela Project honors Little Rock pastor to commemorate 60th anniversary of Central High School desegregation
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Angela Project honors Little Rock pastor to commemorate 60th anniversary of Central High School desegregation

September 19, 2017 By Aaron Weaver LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship pastor was honored September 11 at a summit focused on racial justice to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and to honor the Little Rock 9, the nine black students who bravely attempted … Continue reading

Dallas pastor encourages support for public education at Angela Project Conference
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Dallas pastor encourages support for public education at Angela Project Conference

September 18, 2017 By Aaron Weaver LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Public education is under assault in the United States, Dallas pastor George Mason said at a Baptist conference focused on racial justice September 11 in Louisville, Ky. “Racism is not the root of all problems of public education in America, but the problem of racism is … Continue reading

Baptists gather in Louisville to focus on racial justice at Angela Project Conference
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Baptists gather in Louisville to focus on racial justice at Angela Project Conference

NOTE: This is the first of a multi-part series of articles on The Angela Project Conference held September 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.  September 14, 2017 By Aaron Weaver LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Baptists from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., and the Progressive National Baptist Convention convened Monday in Louisville, Ky., … Continue reading

Kasey Jones joins CBF staff to lead strategic operations and outreach
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Kasey Jones joins CBF staff to lead strategic operations and outreach

September 11, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Rev. Kasey Jones, a former CBF Moderator and pastor, has been selected to lead the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s strategic operations and outreach efforts as the denomi-network heightens its focus on expansion and diversity initiatives. In this new role of Associate Coordinator of Strategic … Continue reading

CBF pastors sign statement condemning racism and recommit to pursuing racial justice
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CBF pastors sign statement condemning racism and recommit to pursuing racial justice

By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — More than 100 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship pastors from across the United States have signed a statement by CBF today condemning racism, white supremacy and bigotry and committing to confront “any form of racism we encounter — individual and systemic.” The letter, titled “A Statement Concerning Racism in our Nation,” … Continue reading

CBF leaders decry Trump’s end to DACA
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CBF leaders decry Trump’s end to DACA

September 5, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter has issued the following statement regarding the announcement that the Trump Administration will end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that has protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States … Continue reading

CBF establishes Houston headquarters for long-term Harvey relief efforts
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CBF establishes Houston headquarters for long-term Harvey relief efforts

By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — South Main Baptist Church will serve as the base of operations for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response work in Houston with CBF’s efforts also extending to other communities along the Texas Gulf Coast that are facing devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Steve Wells, pastor of South Main Baptist Church … Continue reading