Advocacy Action Alert: Immigration Reform
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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
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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

Two Sides of the Coin: Educational Advocacy
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Two Sides of the Coin: Educational Advocacy

Churches across our Fellowship are committed to their local public school. From providing volunteer mentors and reading buddies to donating backpacks full of school supplies or food, CBF churches meet the needs of kids in their community. Our churches are also filled with faithful teachers, coaches, principles, school staff and administrators. These folks have felt … Continue reading

CBF leaders reaffirm call to ‘welcome the stranger,’ pledge to advocate for ‘permanent solutions’ for immigrants and refugees
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CBF leaders reaffirm call to ‘welcome the stranger,’ pledge to advocate for ‘permanent solutions’ for immigrants and refugees

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders have joined other faith leaders across the country in reaffirming the biblical call to “welcome the stranger” and expressed appreciation for recent positive steps taken by the new administration on immigration policy and committed to work with elected officials to find “permanent solutions” for immigrants and refugees. “As Christians, we have … Continue reading

So What Do We Do?
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So What Do We Do?

By Stephen K. Reeves By now you’ve read some of the powerful statements from faith leaders following the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. You can find the initial statement from Paul Baxley here and a follow-up here. Our CBF state and regional leaders worked quickly to release this joint statement. When our … Continue reading

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

Advocacy Action Alert for the Immigrant and the Hungry
advocacy / COVID-19 / immigration

Advocacy Action Alert for the Immigrant and the Hungry

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact every aspect of our lives, the number of people experiencing hunger is staggering. Some of them are immigrants and low-income families, many of which do not even have access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, and are unemployed. The Advocacy Action Team has been urging Congress to protect immigrants … Continue reading