Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
advocacy / Feature / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too

By Chris Hughes Elkin, North Carolina, is a town not known for its civil rights activism. The tiny textile town tucked into the Piedmont foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is more famous for the many vineyards that dot the gentle slopes between Winston-Salem and Boone. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is … Continue reading

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead
Paul Baxley / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead

By Paul Baxley In a single day, we saw the death of two giants. Today, all of us who follow Jesus should offer prayers of gratitude for the Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis and their extraordinary lives of faith. We should certainly surround their families in prayer and rejoice in the promise of … Continue reading

The White Church and Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Malcolm Foley
Podcast / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

The White Church and Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Malcolm Foley

By Andy Hale I’m not sure if the magnitude of this moment in America’s history has registered for many people. For many, they just don’t get it. Far too many white Americans do not believe there is a racism issue in America. The evidence of this comes in subtle ways, such as the response to … Continue reading

CBF celebrates Juneteenth by launching fund to support racial equity work
Newsroom / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

CBF celebrates Juneteenth by launching fund to support racial equity work

June 19, 2020 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga.—On the annual day of celebration of emancipation from slavery in United States, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Foundation, is launching a fund and a campaign to support the current and long-term racial justice and inclusion work of the Fellowship. The fund … Continue reading

America in Crisis: White Silence, Black Suffering, Protest and Transformation; BSK Offers 6-Week Workshop
racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

America in Crisis: White Silence, Black Suffering, Protest and Transformation; BSK Offers 6-Week Workshop

What is going on right now? Where do we go from here? The United States is in a moment of chaos. Communities are divided along racial lines, and there is disagreement and division everywhere. Protests against racially targeted arrests and killings, police brutality, and racist public policy are rapidly increasing across the nation. Many are … Continue reading

For the sake of our souls
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

For the sake of our souls

By Elket Rodríguez The voice speaking through my phone carried me to the side of a brother in the faith. He is Cuban, black and seeking U.S. citizenship. He called to ask a sad question that reflects our times: “How can I protect myself from police intervention?” His question provoked tears as I reflected on … Continue reading

Everything changes
Field Personnel / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Everything changes

By Missy Ward Angalla My husband is black. Not African American, but Ugandan. We met volunteering together nine years ago. We connected over our passion for God, helping refugees, our passion for ministry, among other things. We fell in love, eventually got married and have been ministering together with and among refugee and Ugandan communities … Continue reading