CBF Advocacy Action Team statement of values and principles for immigration reform
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CBF Advocacy Action Team statement of values and principles for immigration reform

The following is a statement of values and principles in support of immigration reform developed by the CBF Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees. Click here to learn more about the Advocacy Team and see a list of its members. For additional background on the statement, read this July 3 column by Stephen Reeves, CBF’s … Continue reading

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 The tactic was implemented and then rescinded in part to deter other migrants from making the trip north.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 Podcast: Responding to inhumane treatment of immigrant children, featuring Suzii Paynter
immigration / Newsroom / Podcast

CBF Podcast: Responding to inhumane treatment of immigrant children, featuring Suzii Paynter

CBF Executive Coordinator recently spent a week at the United States-Mexico border where she joined Cooperative Baptist leaders June 24 in Brownsville, Texas, at a prayer vigil hosted by Fellowship Southwest. Paynter was also part of a 11-member delegation of prominent Christian women clergy June 26-28 in cities along the border to advocate on behalf … Continue reading

CBF’s Paynter joins women faith leaders to ‘cry out for immigrant children’ at U.S.-Mexico border
immigration / Newsroom

CBF’s Paynter joins women faith leaders to ‘cry out for immigrant children’ at U.S.-Mexico border

June 29, 2018 By Aaron Weaver MCALLEN, TEXAS — CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter joined a group of prominent Christian women clergy June 26-28 in cities along the U.S.-Mexico border to advocate on behalf of families who have been separated due to the “zero tolerance” immigration policy of the Trump Administration. Paynter formed a ‘prayer … 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 joins N.C. church at prayer vigil to ask for humanitarian release of Gilles Bikindou
immigration

CBF Advocacy joins N.C. church at prayer vigil to ask for humanitarian release of Gilles Bikindou

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship staff joined ministers of Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in Cary, N.C., at a prayer vigil at the Atlanta Detention Center to speak out on behalf of Greenwood member Gilles Bikindou, who is being held at the detention facility and set to be deported to the Republic of Congo on Friday, Feb. 23. … Continue reading