CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation
advocacy / Newsroom / Payday / Predatory Lending

CBF leaders speak out against rollback of ‘payday’ loan regulation

July 7, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders spoke out against the decision announced today of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to remove borrower safeguards intended to ensure that vulnerable consumers have the ability to repay short-term, high-interest “payday” loans. “For nearly a decade, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has sought … Continue reading

Líderes de CBF celebran la decisión de la Corte Suprema sobre DACA, el llamado a la acción del Congreso
advocacy / Espanol / immigration / refugees

Líderes de CBF celebran la decisión de la Corte Suprema sobre DACA, el llamado a la acción del Congreso

Líderes del Compañerismo Bautista Cooperativo (CBF) respaldaron la decisión de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos del 18 de junio que paraliza la deportación de unos 700,000 residentes que llegaron a los Estados Unidos cuando eran niños y que han sido protegidos de la deportación por la Acción Diferida para la Llegada a la … Continue reading

Voting as an act of faith? Conversations from 2020’s Advocacy in Action, Part 2
advocacy / Podcast

Voting as an act of faith? Conversations from 2020’s Advocacy in Action, Part 2

By Andy Hale  “She’s not a Christian, so no I can’t vote for her,” “He’s a good Christian man,” “She has good Christian values,” or “There is no way that he’s a Christian if he supports ____,” are common talking points among Evangelical voters. Among Evangelicals in American, the faith affiliation of prospective political candidates … 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

Baxley joins faith leaders in urging legislation to address needs of people in poverty
advocacy / COVID-19 / Newsroom

Baxley joins faith leaders in urging legislation to address needs of people in poverty

April 30, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley recently joined a diverse coalition of Christian leaders called the Circle of Protection to urge members of the United States Congress to pass a fourth COVID response bill that “addresses the needs of our country’s struggling households” and “gives priority to … Continue reading

González’s care packages cheer Tijuana refugees 
COVID-19 / immigration

González’s care packages cheer Tijuana refugees 

By Elket Rodríguez  Care packages brightened the day for 90 refugees living at Albergue Juventud 2000, a youth shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, early this week. Pastor Juvenal González handed out the little boxes containing high-demand hygiene products that are hard to get in Mexican immigrant shelters. “We gave them boxes with shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wet wipes, … Continue reading

Join CBF Advocacy in protecting Immigrants and Refugees amid COVID-19 
advocacy / COVID-19 / immigration

Join CBF Advocacy in protecting Immigrants and Refugees amid COVID-19 

By John Mark Boes  Allow me to say something that should go unsaid: The COVID-19 pandemic that is currently gripping our country is scary. We are at the hands of a silent, invisible plague that seems unshakable. Where is the Gospel hope we so boldly proclaim in the most challenging of times? Now, imagine you … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Action Team urges government to protect immigrant community amid pandemic
advocacy / COVID-19 / immigration / Newsroom

CBF Advocacy Action Team urges government to protect immigrant community amid pandemic

The CBF Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees is urging elected leaders to protect the health and safety of the vulnerable immigrant and refugee community and is calling on Cooperative Baptists and other Christians to advocate for specific policies to ensure their protection amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. Continue reading