Advocacy Action Alert: Lend your voice to support raising the U.S. annual ceiling for refugee admissions
advocacy / immigration / refugees

Advocacy Action Alert: Lend your voice to support raising the U.S. annual ceiling for refugee admissions

By Elket Rodríguez People of faith must speak up for immigrants before next Wednesday, Sept. 30, when President Donald Trump will set U.S. refugee quotas for the next fiscal year, CBF leaders urged. The current U.S. refugee admissions ceiling is 18,000—the lowest number of refugees resettled in a single year since Congress established the refugee … Continue reading

Congregations Promoting Peace in Volatile Times – Reflections from a South African-born Mediator
advocacy

Congregations Promoting Peace in Volatile Times – Reflections from a South African-born Mediator

By Harold Tessendorf  As the United States enters the final stages of the 2020 presidential election and as the summer of protests and counter-protests continue in cities and communities across the country, the following questions keep recurring to me:    Is it possible for protestors and counter-protestors alike to express their political views in a non-violent and … Continue reading

Doctor’s wrong number proved to be a life-saving “call from heaven”
COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Doctor’s wrong number proved to be a life-saving “call from heaven”

By Elket Rodríguez A “call from heaven” enabled Pastor Eleuterio González to help a desperately sick child in Matamoros, Mexico. Supported by Fellowship Southwest, González and his church, Iglesia Valle de Beraca, feed and protect more than 1,600 immigrants living in the Alberca Chavez shelter, across the U.S.-Mexico border from Brownsville, Texas. They also minister … Continue reading

Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops initial fundraising goal
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops initial fundraising goal

Because of you, the Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops the initial fundraising goal before August 20 deadline! Since the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the CBF Foundation launched a fund on Juneteenth to support the current and long-term racial justice and inclusion work of the Fellowship, you have given or committed more than $126,000 in support of … Continue reading

Apostles of the Lost Cause: A Conversation on Confederate Monuments & Memory
Podcast

Apostles of the Lost Cause: A Conversation on Confederate Monuments & Memory

By Andy Hale Since George Floyd’s death in May, dozens of Confederate monuments and statues have been removed across the South.  Despite the momentum to have these visages banished, nearly 44% of Americans believe that they should remain in place (Morning Consult/Politico).  I’m sure you have had or witnessed a lively debate with someone who … Continue reading

CBF invites volunteer teams for Lake Charles recovery work in partnership with National Baptists
Disaster Response

CBF invites volunteer teams for Lake Charles recovery work in partnership with National Baptists

September 16, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is inviting volunteer teams to Lake Charles, La., to begin long-term recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. CBF Disaster Response and state/regional leaders gathered in Lake Charles on September 4 to assess the damage resulting from Hurricane Laura and made … Continue reading

Exploring Christian Socialism and American Inequality: A Conversation with Princeton’s Heath Carter
Podcast

Exploring Christian Socialism and American Inequality: A Conversation with Princeton’s Heath Carter

By Andy Hale Socialism—is there a word in American politics that can divide a conversation quicker? “For many Americans, the very mention of socialism evokes dystopian visions of totalitarian rule and endless breadlines—whether in the old USSR or contemporary Venezuela,” Princeton historian Heath Carter told me on the latest episode of the CBF Podcast. Carter … Continue reading

Immigrants witness “miracle,” thanks to Hearts4Kids & CBF’s coronavirus fund
bold faith / COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Immigrants witness “miracle,” thanks to Hearts4Kids & CBF’s coronavirus fund

By Marv Knox When the COVID-19 pandemic forced many nonprofits in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to shut down, Hearts4Kids rallied volunteers to take up the slack. And thanks to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship donors, the CBF Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund fueled the effort for almost a month. “H4K’s mission is to stay committed and focused to … Continue reading