Reversing a storyline: Oklahoma partnership redefines race relationships
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Reversing a storyline: Oklahoma partnership redefines race relationships

By Marv Knox WATONGA, Okla.—A cluster of Native American congregations and the Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma are writing a new script for race relations in the Sooner State. Churches affiliated with the Oklahoma Indian American Baptist Association and CBF of Oklahoma have brought Native American, African American and Anglo Baptists closer together. Leaders hope … Continue reading

Pastors lead partnership to support public education, help kids
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Pastors lead partnership to support public education, help kids

By Fellowship Southwest Conversations about education begin and end with justice—the right of every child to learn in order to live a productive life, insisted Charles Foster Johnson, executive director of Pastors for Texas Children, a partner of Fellowship Southwest.  “Education belongs to every child,” Johnson said. “We have a public trust to educate all … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Responding to inhumane treatment of immigrant children, featuring Suzii Paynter
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CBF Podcast: Responding to inhumane treatment of immigrant children, featuring Suzii Paynter

CBF Executive Coordinator recently spent a week at the United States-Mexico border where she joined Cooperative Baptist leaders June 24 in Brownsville, Texas, at a prayer vigil hosted by Fellowship Southwest. Paynter was also part of a 11-member delegation of prominent Christian women clergy June 26-28 in cities along the border to advocate on behalf … Continue reading

CBF’s Paynter joins women faith leaders to ‘cry out for immigrant children’ at U.S.-Mexico border
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CBF’s Paynter joins women faith leaders to ‘cry out for immigrant children’ at U.S.-Mexico border

June 29, 2018 By Aaron Weaver MCALLEN, TEXAS — CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter joined a group of prominent Christian women clergy June 26-28 in cities along the U.S.-Mexico border to advocate on behalf of families who have been separated due to the “zero tolerance” immigration policy of the Trump Administration. Paynter formed a ‘prayer … Continue reading

CBF’s Reeves says ‘we need not trade liberty for security’ in response to travel ban ruling
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CBF’s Reeves says ‘we need not trade liberty for security’ in response to travel ban ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Aaron Weaver / aweaver@cbf.net DECATUR, Ga.— The Supreme Court upheld today in a 5-4 ruling the controversial “travel ban” policy barring immigration to the United States from certain countries. Stephen Reeves, associate coordinator of partnerships and advocacy for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, issued the following statement in response to the … Continue reading

Neal challenges Assembly to live into ‘oneness’ during commissioning service
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Neal challenges Assembly to live into ‘oneness’ during commissioning service

June 15, 2018 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin DALLAS — “I don’t pretend that living into this oneness instead of sameness is easy business,” said Jerusha Neal, assistant professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, during the June 15 worship service at the 2018 General Assembly in Dallas. “There’s all kinds of unanswered questions—I … Continue reading