CBF partners with Australian Baptists, global relief organizations to support humanitarian efforts to Rohingya refugees
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CBF partners with Australian Baptists, global relief organizations to support humanitarian efforts to Rohingya refugees

February 8, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has formed partnerships to assist the Rohingya people in the South Asian country of Bangladesh in response to the region’s humanitarian crisis, a situation described as “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” In late August 2017, violence broke out in the northern Rakhine … Continue reading

CBF and Tennessee CBF request donations to aid victims of Gatlinburg fires
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CBF and Tennessee CBF request donations to aid victims of Gatlinburg fires

November 30, 2016 By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is partnering with Tennessee CBF and requesting donations to support relief efforts responding to the series of wildfires that continue to devastate Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Wildfires in the Smoky Mountains began Nov. 28 and have killed at least three people, … Continue reading

CBF joins global Baptists, plans response for Hurricane Matthew
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CBF joins global Baptists, plans response for Hurricane Matthew

October 6, 2016 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is planning its response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas and is requesting donations to support the disaster relief efforts in the Caribbean as CBF Disaster Response also monitors the storm’s path along the East Coast. Hurricane Matthew struck the … Continue reading

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Alabama CBF hosts training event for CBF disaster responders

By Tommy Deal On a recent Saturday, 15 volunteers gathered for a training event sponsored by Alabama CBF at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. CBF Alabama Coordinator Terri Byrd and Associate Coordinator Lucas Dorion enlisted the assistance of Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE). VOASE leaders Paul McClendon and Henry “Digger” Creel lead the … Continue reading

CBF and Czech Baptists offer hope to families displaced by floods in Central Europe
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CBF and Czech Baptists offer hope to families displaced by floods in Central Europe

The following article was featured in the latest issue of fellowship! magazine. Click here to read more from the October/November 2013 issue. By Aaron Weaver Devastating floods wreaked havoc on Central Europe and its economy this past summer. Persistent, heavy rains throughout May and early June resulted in significant flooding in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the … Continue reading