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Exploring Christian Socialism and American Inequality: A Conversation with Princeton’s Heath Carter
Podcast

Exploring Christian Socialism and American Inequality: A Conversation with Princeton’s Heath Carter

By Andy Hale Socialism—is there a word in American politics that can divide a conversation quicker? “For many Americans, the very mention of socialism evokes dystopian visions of totalitarian rule and endless breadlines—whether in the old USSR or contemporary Venezuela,” Princeton historian Heath Carter told me on the latest episode of the CBF Podcast. Carter … Continue reading

Immigrants witness “miracle,” thanks to Hearts4Kids & CBF’s coronavirus fund
bold faith / COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Immigrants witness “miracle,” thanks to Hearts4Kids & CBF’s coronavirus fund

By Marv Knox When the COVID-19 pandemic forced many nonprofits in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to shut down, Hearts4Kids rallied volunteers to take up the slack. And thanks to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship donors, the CBF Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund fueled the effort for almost a month. “H4K’s mission is to stay committed and focused to … Continue reading

The Spiritual Discipline of Watching Film Together: A Conversation with Pop Theology’s Ryan Parker
Podcast

The Spiritual Discipline of Watching Film Together: A Conversation with Pop Theology’s Ryan Parker

By Andy Hale Ratched, Chef’s Table BBQ, The Boys Season 2, Woke, Mulan, Bill and Ted Face the Music, and Raised by Wolves are just a warm-up list to all the original content available for streaming in September. Between Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, AppleTV+ and Disney+, one can say that there is something to watch on TV.  Are you not … Continue reading

Advocacy Action Alert for the Immigrant and the Hungry
advocacy / COVID-19 / immigration

Advocacy Action Alert for the Immigrant and the Hungry

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact every aspect of our lives, the number of people experiencing hunger is staggering. Some of them are immigrants and low-income families, many of which do not even have access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, and are unemployed. The Advocacy Action Team has been urging Congress to protect immigrants … Continue reading

CBF and National Baptist leaders meet, plan for long-term recovery in Lake Charles
Disaster Response / Newsroom / Racial Reconciliation

CBF and National Baptist leaders meet, plan for long-term recovery in Lake Charles

September 4, 2020By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Disaster Response and state/regional leaders gathered in Lake Charles, La., to assess damage wrought by Hurricane Laura and plan for long-term recovery efforts in collaboration with the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA) and its President, Dr. Samuel Tolbert, Jr. Tolbert hosted Cooperative Baptist … Continue reading

BSK library named in honor of Bill and Joyce Holmes
General CBF / young Baptists

BSK library named in honor of Bill and Joyce Holmes

GEORGETOWN, Ky.— The Baptist Seminary of Kentucky has named its library in honor of longtime supporters Bill and Joyce Holmes, the school announced during its fall convocation Sept. 2. Bill Holmes, a BSK trustee and former interim president, practiced neurology in Louisville until retiring in 2007. He then completed a Master of Divinity degree and … Continue reading

Your voice can protect immigrants from perils of the pandemic
advocacy / COVID-19 / immigration

Your voice can protect immigrants from perils of the pandemic

By Marv Knox Through its extensive network of churches, missionaries and nonprofit partners, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship serves thousands of immigrants who live in the United States. They are not government statistics; we know them personally. They are our friends and neighbors—in colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border, Eastern Seaboard cities, and neighborhoods in-between. Because we … Continue reading

Together for Hope participates in Relay of Kindness and Models Collaboration
Featured / Missions / Together for Hope

Together for Hope participates in Relay of Kindness and Models Collaboration

By Jennifer Colosimo A story’s most profound message most often comes from the people who lived it. So, in the case of the first Relay of Kindness, hearing it called “a story of collaboration,” transfers the focus of the story from numbers to people, from statistics to hearts and hands. Those words come from Mark … Continue reading

CBF of North Carolina announces launch of Welcome House Community Network
General CBF

CBF of North Carolina announces launch of Welcome House Community Network

The following announcement comes from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina:  Winston-Salem, NC (August 27, 2020)— The CBF of North Carolina (CBFNC) Coordinating Council is excited to announce its unanimous approval to adopt Welcome House Community Network (WHCN) as a new missions program of CBFNC.  WHCN is a newly formed collaborative ministry between CBFNC, CBF Field Personnel … Continue reading