Reeves: Join CBF Advocacy to support broad immigration reform
advocacy / immigration

Reeves: Join CBF Advocacy to support broad immigration reform

By Stephen Reeves In recent weeks, many Americans have been shocked by the practice of separating children from their parents as part of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The tactic was implemented and then rescinded in part to deter other migrants from making the trip north. Many believe it was enacted also to strengthen … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Update – February 2018
advocacy / General CBF / immigration

CBF Advocacy Update – February 2018

DACA/DREAMers March 5, 2018, is President Trump’s deadline for congress to pass a permanent solution for over 800,000 young immigrants. Each day 122 DREAMers lose their status. On March 5, this number will increase to over 1,000 per day.  We are disappointed that Congress has gone on recess until February 27 and after continual debates … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy expresses disappointment at CFPB decision  to reconsider payday lending rule
advocacy / General CBF / Newsroom / Payday

CBF Advocacy expresses disappointment at CFPB decision to reconsider payday lending rule

January 17, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Advocacy leader Stephen K. Reeves expressed disappointment at news that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, led by acting director Mick Mulvaney who also serves as President Trump’s budget director, plans to reconsider a recent rule to curb payday and auto-title lending. The new rule, which … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018, A time for self-purification? 
advocacy / Racial Reconciliation

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018, A time for self-purification? 

By Stephen Reeves MLK Day will be celebrated in communities across the country. The holiday will be marked by volunteer service projects, interfaith prayer services, parades and other public shows of unity. These are important commemorations and ideally relationships will be built and trust strengthened, but scratch below the surface and many communities feel anything … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Update: December
advocacy / General CBF / immigration / refugees / Resources

CBF Advocacy Update: December

This update comes from the Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees. Immigration DREAM Act The DACA program is set to expire on March 5, six months after it was rescinded. Advocates from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship have been part of a much larger community of businesses, law enforcement, faith leaders, educational institutions and legislators … Continue reading