Share Abundant Life—Through education focus, CBF’s Karen Morrow extends hope and hospitality to refugees in Fort Worth 
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Share Abundant Life—Through education focus, CBF’s Karen Morrow extends hope and hospitality to refugees in Fort Worth 

By Blake Tommey In recent years, immigration has become a central and often divisive issue in American public life. Central American migrants, weary of violence and coercion in their home countries, have brought this pressing issue to our nation’s doorstep. To confront this challenge, people of faith across the United States, including Cooperative Baptists, have traveled hundreds … Continue reading

Cycling, Civil Rights and Rural Poverty
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Cycling, Civil Rights and Rural Poverty

By Ben Brown  Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot in the abdomen on February 18, 1965, in Marion, Alabama. Jackson and many others were peacefully marching in support of voting rights from Zion’s Chapel Methodist Church to the city jail in Marion. He walked with his mother, Viola, and his grandfather, Cager Lee. Their assembly was … Continue reading

Peace by Piece
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Peace by Piece

By Ashleigh Bugg  At the Julie Valentine Center, a space for children who have survived various forms of abuse, kids are gifted colorful quilts and  comforting weighted blankets they may keep as their own. These presents are provided by Peace by Piece, the quilting ministry of Augusta Heights Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.    “Our group is multi-generational, with a program that includes teaching children interested in learning … Continue reading

Sowing Seeds of Hope, Sowing Seeds of Home: Mission partnership in Marion, Ala., goes beyond building houses to creating home
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Sowing Seeds of Hope, Sowing Seeds of Home: Mission partnership in Marion, Ala., goes beyond building houses to creating home

By Ben Brown  There are many ways to find a house: hire a realtor, search online with Zillow or Trulia, or seek out open houses in your area. Finding a home, that’s something completely different. Students from Judson College in Marion, Ala., are serving with Sowing Seeds of Hope in partnership with Student.Go, the student missions … Continue reading

With, Not For—CBF field personnel partners with organizations to empower, engage and uplift Florida farmworkers
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With, Not For—CBF field personnel partners with organizations to empower, engage and uplift Florida farmworkers

By Blake Tommey  Did you know that the farmworkers who produce two-thirds of the United States’ wintertime tomatoes often have a hard time feeding themselves and their families? In fact, when Rick and Ellen Burnette, directors of Cultivate Abundance, began interviewing migrant farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, they found that families may at times only have tortillas dipped in … Continue reading

Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS
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Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS

By Blake Tommey  A colossal nine-by-12-foot canvas hangs in the narthex of Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, bearing the painted handprints of more than 150 children. For each handprint, there’s a name and one God-given gift that each offers to his or her community—a prompt issued to every child who attended missions sessions at Trinity’s Vacation Bible School in June.  … Continue reading

A Call to Fellowship—Rev. Wendy Joyner Peacock helps congregation ‘make beautiful music’ in Southwest Georgia
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A Call to Fellowship—Rev. Wendy Joyner Peacock helps congregation ‘make beautiful music’ in Southwest Georgia

By Liz Andrasi Deere This year, Wendy Joyner Peacock is celebrating her 24th anniversary as pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Americus, Ga. Wendy likens her role as pastor to that of a symphony director. She describes it as, “helping the congregation to make beautiful music…valuing the gifts that each part of the symphony has … Continue reading

What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us
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What the 400th anniversary of slavery in America requires of us

By Paul Baxley Tuesday, August 20, will mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved persons in what was to become the United States of America. In 1619, about 20 Africans arrived on the Virginia coast at the end of a grueling, dehumanizing trans-Atlantic voyage. Unlike so many before and after who … Continue reading