CBF Disaster Response establishes operations base in Puerto Rico
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CBF Disaster Response establishes operations base in Puerto Rico

September 29, 2017 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Response personnel are actively assessing how churches and Cooperative Baptists can best help the residents and churches in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The powerful hurricane hit the U.S. territory nearly a week ago, causing devastating flooding and destroying … Continue reading

CBF completes retooling to support church engagement, expansion, diversity initiatives
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CBF completes retooling to support church engagement, expansion, diversity initiatives

September 26, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Completing the retooling work announced in May, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has released additional details of team-oriented plans to heighten its focus on church engagement, diversity, expansion and identity-building. As CBF seeks to deepen its engagement with and service to local congregations, a new team of … Continue reading

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis urges Baptists to “get in good trouble” on behalf of oppressed
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Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis urges Baptists to “get in good trouble” on behalf of oppressed

September 22, 2017 By Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — “Just get in the way…get in good trouble.” That was the message of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis on September 19 to a diverse group of Baptists in Atlanta. Lewis’ comments came during the final plenary session of the 2017 summit of the New Baptist Covenant, … Continue reading

Despite Harvey’s horrors, survivors experience God’s grace
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Despite Harvey’s horrors, survivors experience God’s grace

By Marv Knox, Fellowship Southwest Field Coordinator HOUSTON — Survivors of Hurricane Harvey have experienced God’s grace in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. “Harvey was one big, bad storm, but so many good things have come out of it,” noted Panha Mey, pastor of Cambodian Baptist Church of … Continue reading

New Baptist Covenant summit kicks off with sermon from Greensboro pastors
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New Baptist Covenant summit kicks off with sermon from Greensboro pastors

September 19, 2017 By Aaron Weaver ATLANTA — “There was something in the water.” So began the opening sermon of the New Baptist Covenant Summit in Atlanta, with an African-American and white pastor both from Greensboro, N.C., preaching in tandem. Dr. Darryl Aaron, pastor of Providence Baptist Church, shared a memory of his mother slipping … Continue reading

Angela Project honors Little Rock pastor to commemorate 60th anniversary of Central High School desegregation
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Angela Project honors Little Rock pastor to commemorate 60th anniversary of Central High School desegregation

September 19, 2017 By Aaron Weaver LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship pastor was honored September 11 at a summit focused on racial justice to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and to honor the Little Rock 9, the nine black students who bravely attempted … Continue reading

Dallas pastor encourages support for public education at Angela Project Conference
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Dallas pastor encourages support for public education at Angela Project Conference

September 18, 2017 By Aaron Weaver LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Public education is under assault in the United States, Dallas pastor George Mason said at a Baptist conference focused on racial justice September 11 in Louisville, Ky. “Racism is not the root of all problems of public education in America, but the problem of racism is … Continue reading