In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost
Paul Baxley / Racial Reconciliation

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost

By Paul Baxley  The second chapter of Acts makes clear that from our very first day, the Church of Jesus Christ included people “from every nation under heaven.” By the powerful gifting of the Holy Spirit, the first disciples were able to preach the Gospel in ways understandable to people who came from many cultures … Continue reading

CBF leaders and pastors urge Georgia legislature, governor to support hate crimes legislation
advocacy / Newsroom / Racial Reconciliation

CBF leaders and pastors urge Georgia legislature, governor to support hate crimes legislation

Statement from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia Concerning the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia condemn the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the slow response of law enforcement. We understand that the reckless, vigilante nature of this killing must be seen through the … Continue reading

Cycling, Civil Rights and Rural Poverty
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / Racial Reconciliation / Together for Hope

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

CBF Podcast: Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe on the Life and Times of Ida B. Wells
General CBF / Podcast / Racial Reconciliation

CBF Podcast: Catherine Meeks and Nibs Stroupe on the Life and Times of Ida B. Wells

By Andy Hale  Born into slavery in the 1860s, Ida B. Wells, leveraged a career in investigative journalism to combat racial injustice and promote the cause of women’s suffrage. Wells was the embodiment of strength, endurance, courage, and justice. “Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and murder a single individual, so gagged … Continue reading

Moving toward repair and reconciliation after 400th anniversary of black enslavement
Featured / General CBF / Racial Reconciliation

Moving toward repair and reconciliation after 400th anniversary of black enslavement

By Paul Baxley For three years, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has participated in a powerful journey alongside two historically black denominations and a historically black college in the lead-up to the 400th anniversary of black enslavement in the United States. The culmination of that three-year journey came Tuesday when Kasey Jones, CBF associate coordinator of … Continue reading