Hispanic leaders unite to support immigration reform
advocacy / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Hispanic leaders unite to support immigration reform

By Elket Rodríguez Dozens of Hispanic Christian leaders from multiple denominational and theological traditions have coalesced behind a document that calls on Congress to enact immigration reform based upon a shared set of principles. Christian Churches Together, an ecumenical and racially diverse coalition of U.S. faith groups, drafted the statement, “Declaration of Values and Principles … Continue reading

CBF Podcasts: Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy & Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees
advocacy / immigration / Podcast

CBF Podcasts: Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy & Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees

Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy with Jay Kieve CBF recently named Jay Kieve, CBF South Carolina coordinator, as the Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate. We sat down with Kieve to discuss this newly created role and his work with congregation in creating a healthy culture for all members by strategically creating policies, procedures, and spiritual … Continue reading

Support, Hope, and Home in Kentucky
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Support, Hope, and Home in Kentucky

Scarlette Jasper serves as CBF field personnel in South Central, South Eastern Kentucky and in East Tennessee. Jasper was commissioned in 2014 as part of CBF’s Together for Hope Rural Poverty initiative. A large part of Jasper’s ministry focus is financial advocacy and literacy. She provides community financial education workshops and one on one budget and … Continue reading

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling
advocacy / immigration / refugees

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling

May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders welcomed President Biden’s announcement that his administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year and plans to set a goal of 125,000 refugee admissions for fiscal year 2022. This decision comes following President Biden signing an emergency determination … Continue reading

CBF names Jay Kieve to new abuse prevention and response advocate position
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CBF names Jay Kieve to new abuse prevention and response advocate position

April 7, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — To continue its commitment to preventing abuse in congregations and advocating for abuse survivors, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has named CBF South Carolina Coordinator Jay Kieve to serve in the newly-created position of CBF Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate. In this part-time role, Kieve will be … Continue reading

Advocacy Action Alert: Immigration Reform
advocacy / immigration

Advocacy Action Alert: Immigration Reform

By Elket Rodriguez Immigration Reform is a priority for the current Administration and this Congress. We are calling on immigration advocates to engage their elected officials for immigration reform that is compassionate and consistent with our Principles and Values for Immigration Reform. Our Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees is working to encourage and … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy: A Conversation with Stephen Reeves & John Mark Boes
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CBF Advocacy: A Conversation with Stephen Reeves & John Mark Boes

March 1, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Fellowship Southwest announced Feb. 22 the election of Stephen Reeves, who serves as CBF associate coordinator of advocacy and partnerships, to succeed Marv Knox as executive director of the ecumenical network formed in 2017. Read more about Reeves’ election here. In addition to his leadership of … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest selects Stephen Reeves as executive director
Fellowship Southwest / Newsroom

Fellowship Southwest selects Stephen Reeves as executive director

Stephen Reeves, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s public policy leader, has been elected executive director of Fellowship Southwest. Reeves will succeed Marv Knox, who founded the ecumenical network affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 2017. Fellowship Southwest encompasses Arizona, New Mexico, Northern Mexico, Oklahoma, Southern California and Texas. It organizes churches and individuals around shared … Continue reading

Two Sides of the Coin: Educational Advocacy
advocacy / Education Ministries / Field Personnel

Two Sides of the Coin: Educational Advocacy

Churches across our Fellowship are committed to their local public school. From providing volunteer mentors and reading buddies to donating backpacks full of school supplies or food, CBF churches meet the needs of kids in their community. Our churches are also filled with faithful teachers, coaches, principles, school staff and administrators. These folks have felt … Continue reading