“Cultivate Abundance” is growing more than food, and doing it together, to sow a friendlier future
CBF Field Personnel / creation care / environment / Featured / Field Personnel / General CBF / immigration / Internationals Ministries / refugees

“Cultivate Abundance” is growing more than food, and doing it together, to sow a friendlier future

By Jennifer Colosimo In the southeastern U.S., the tiny town of Immokalee, Florida, is home to a growing population of migrant workers who make up a large part of the local workforce. They’re predominantly farmworkers who help grow millions of tons of food for exportation every year.  Ironically, for these residents, the place they call … Continue reading

CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape share faith & friendship to immigrants in Albacete, Spain
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Featured / immigration / Internationals Ministries / Missions / refugees

CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape share faith & friendship to immigrants in Albacete, Spain

By Caleb Mynatt For nearly two decades, CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape have made a career of showing hospitality and love to the people who need it most. Just ask Isabel Garcia. As a refugee from Latin America, Garcia and her children fled to Spain in search of a better life. Between political … Continue reading

CBF Latino Network Partners to Host Migrant and Refugee Campaign “As Born Among Us”
COVID-19 / immigration

CBF Latino Network Partners to Host Migrant and Refugee Campaign “As Born Among Us”

By CBF Familia April 14-16, a group of 144 individuals from 65 organizations in over 18 countries in North America joined together virtually to talk about the migration crisis and how people of faith can be equipped to help serve and walk alongside the migrant and refugee community in the Northern Triangle (Mexico, U.S., and Central … Continue reading

La Red Latina de la CBF se asocia a organizaciones latinoamericanas para celebrar eventos para  migrantes y refugiados en el marco de la campaña “Como Nacido Entre Nosotros”
COVID-19 / Espanol / immigration

La Red Latina de la CBF se asocia a organizaciones latinoamericanas para celebrar eventos para migrantes y refugiados en el marco de la campaña “Como Nacido Entre Nosotros”

Los días 14 y 16 de abril de este año, un grupo de 144 personas de 65 organizaciones de más de 18 países en América del Norte se reunieron de manera virtual para conversar sobre la crisis migratoria y cómo las personas de fe pueden equiparse para ayudar, servir y caminar junto a la comunidad … 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

DACA and Frontline Workers
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / immigration

DACA and Frontline Workers

By Greg Smith From time to time since 2017, our immigration legal services program would get a call from a youth-age or young-adult immigrant asking, “Is it time yet? Can I apply for DACA?” Every time the question was asked, I would usually respond, “Have you ever had DACA?” and  if the answer was no, my response was … Continue reading

CBF Podcasts: Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy & Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees
advocacy / immigration / Podcast

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