CBF’s Paynter joins women faith leaders to ‘cry out for immigrant children’ at U.S.-Mexico border
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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’s Reeves says ‘we need not trade liberty for security’ in response to travel ban ruling
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CBF’s Reeves says ‘we need not trade liberty for security’ in response to travel ban ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Aaron Weaver / aweaver@cbf.net DECATUR, Ga.— The Supreme Court upheld today in a 5-4 ruling the controversial “travel ban” policy barring immigration to the United States from certain countries. Stephen Reeves, associate coordinator of partnerships and advocacy for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, issued the following statement in response to the … Continue reading

‘Not on our watch,’ Cooperative Baptists say of immigrant family separation
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‘Not on our watch,’ Cooperative Baptists say of immigrant family separation

BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Cooperative Baptists gathered near the U.S.-Mexico border and declared “not on our watch” to political forces that use children’s freedom as a deterrent to parents who seek safety for their daughters and sons in the United States. They prayed, read Scripture and sang in Brownsville, Texas, standing beside the largest immigrant detention center in … Continue reading

CBF leaders join chorus of voices against  ‘outrageous,’ ‘heinous’ border policy 
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CBF leaders join chorus of voices against  ‘outrageous,’ ‘heinous’ border policy 

June 18, 2018 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — Continuing advocacy for immigrants and refugees informed by our Global Missions work in the context of global migration, today the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship spoke with deep convictions on the unjust separation of children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border and the misappropriation of the Gospel to support it. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended … Continue reading

Neal challenges Assembly to live into ‘oneness’ during commissioning service
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Neal challenges Assembly to live into ‘oneness’ during commissioning service

June 15, 2018 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie McGuffin DALLAS — “I don’t pretend that living into this oneness instead of sameness is easy business,” said Jerusha Neal, assistant professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, during the June 15 worship service at the 2018 General Assembly in Dallas. “There’s all kinds of unanswered questions—I … Continue reading

Pam Durso honored with Leadership Alumni Award at Dallas Assembly
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Pam Durso honored with Leadership Alumni Award at Dallas Assembly

June 15, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin DALLAS—A leading Baptist advocate for women in ministry, Rev. Dr. Pam Durso, was honored Friday evening during the 2018 CBF General Assembly with the Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler Leadership Alumni Award, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the immensely popular This is What A Preacher Looks Like t-shirt. Durso serves as … Continue reading