Looking at refugees, but seeing Jesus
advocacy / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Looking at refugees, but seeing Jesus

By Elket Rodríguez “Look at me,” Jesus whispered every day as I participated in a recent tour of Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief network. Many times, I saw him on the U.S.-Mexico border. I saw Jesus in the anguished eyes of a deported veteran, feeling betrayed. I saw Jesus scrambling to scavenge used clothes thrown into … Continue reading

Mirando a los refugiados, pero viendo a Jesús
advocacy / Espanol / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Mirando a los refugiados, pero viendo a Jesús

Por Elket Rodríguez ¡Mírame! Eso me susurró Jesús todos los días que estuve en la gira de Fellowship Southwest visitando los ministerios que componen su red de apoyo a migrantes. Por espacio de dos semanas, fueron muchas las veces que me encontré a Jesús por la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. Vi a Jesús … Continue reading

Hispanic leaders unite to support immigration reform
advocacy / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Hispanic leaders unite to support immigration reform

By Elket Rodríguez Dozens of Hispanic Christian leaders from multiple denominational and theological traditions have coalesced behind a document that calls on Congress to enact immigration reform based upon a shared set of principles. Christian Churches Together, an ecumenical and racially diverse coalition of U.S. faith groups, drafted the statement, “Declaration of Values and Principles … Continue reading

Líderes hispanos se unen para apoyar la reforma migratoria
advocacy / Espanol / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Líderes hispanos se unen para apoyar la reforma migratoria

Por Elket Rodríguez Decenas de líderes cristianos hispanos de múltiples tradiciones denominacionales y teológicas se unieron para apoyar una declaración que exige al Congreso que promulgue una reforma migratoria basada en un conjunto de principios compartidos. Christian Churches Together (Iglesias Cristianas Unidas), una coalición ecuménica y racialmente diversa de grupos religiosos estadounidenses, redactó la “Declaración … Continue reading

CBF Podcasts: Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy & Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees
advocacy / immigration / Podcast

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 … Continue reading

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling
advocacy / immigration / refugees

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling

May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders welcomed President Biden’s announcement that his administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year and plans to set a goal of 125,000 refugee admissions for fiscal year 2022. This decision comes following President Biden signing an emergency determination … Continue reading

Líderes de CBF emiten una Declaración Sobre el Límite de Refugiados
advocacy / Espanol / immigration / refugees

Líderes de CBF emiten una Declaración Sobre el Límite de Refugiados

Por CBF Advocacy Después de escuchar la indignación de los líderes religiosos por su decisión de mantener el número históricamente bajo de 15,000 admisiones de refugiados en los Estados Unidos este año fiscal, el Presidente Joe Biden cambió de rumbo el Viernes por la tarde. El 15 de Mayo se anunciaría un mayor número de … Continue reading

Advocacy Action Alert: Immigration Reform
advocacy / immigration

Advocacy Action Alert: Immigration Reform

By Elket Rodriguez Immigration Reform is a priority for the current Administration and this Congress. We are calling on immigration advocates to engage their elected officials for immigration reform that is compassionate and consistent with our Principles and Values for Immigration Reform. Our Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees is working to encourage and … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy: A Conversation with Stephen Reeves & John Mark Boes
advocacy / Fellowship Southwest / Newsroom

CBF Advocacy: A Conversation with Stephen Reeves & John Mark Boes

March 1, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Fellowship Southwest announced Feb. 22 the election of Stephen Reeves, who serves as CBF associate coordinator of advocacy and partnerships, to succeed Marv Knox as executive director of the ecumenical network formed in 2017. Read more about Reeves’ election here. In addition to his leadership of … Continue reading