CBF launches congregational advocacy initiative called “Amplify”
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CBF launches congregational advocacy initiative called “Amplify”

April 28, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced today the launch of a new congregational advocacy initiative called Amplify. An initiative of CBF Advocacy, Amplify is a four-part video series designed to equip churches to begin and improve ministries of advocacy. Through Amplify, congregations will demonstrate the love of … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Action Alert — Public Health and Border Security Act of 2022
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CBF Advocacy Action Alert — Public Health and Border Security Act of 2022

By Elket Rodriguez On April 1, 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced the termination of Title 42 –the COVID-19 order that authorizes the rapid expulsion of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border– on May 23. This policy has been misused under the false pretense of public health to expel over 1.7 million vulnerable … Continue reading

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
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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
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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