CBF launches congregational advocacy initiative called “Amplify”
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CBF launches congregational advocacy initiative called “Amplify”

April 28, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship announced today the launch of a new congregational advocacy initiative called Amplify. An initiative of CBF Advocacy, Amplify is a four-part video series designed to equip churches to begin and improve ministries of advocacy. Through Amplify, congregations will demonstrate the love of … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Action Alert — Public Health and Border Security Act of 2022
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CBF Advocacy Action Alert — Public Health and Border Security Act of 2022

By Elket Rodriguez On April 1, 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced the termination of Title 42 –the COVID-19 order that authorizes the rapid expulsion of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border– on May 23. This policy has been misused under the false pretense of public health to expel over 1.7 million vulnerable … Continue reading

Baxley issues challenge to “hold one another in beloved community” at Winter governance meeting
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Baxley issues challenge to “hold one another in beloved community” at Winter governance meeting

January 28, 2022 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “Hold one another in beloved community and embrace one another in our exhaustion.” This was the challenge of CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley to Governing Board members meeting in-person and remotely, Jan. 27-28. In his report, Baxley reflected on Jesus’ Parable of the … Continue reading

CBF Latino Network Partners to Host Migrant and Refugee Campaign “As Born Among Us”
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CBF Latino Network Partners to Host Migrant and Refugee Campaign “As Born Among Us”

By CBF Familia April 14-16, a group of 144 individuals from 65 organizations in over 18 countries in North America joined together virtually to talk about the migration crisis and how people of faith can be equipped to help serve and walk alongside the migrant and refugee community in the Northern Triangle (Mexico, U.S., and Central … Continue reading

Looking at refugees, but seeing Jesus
advocacy / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Looking at refugees, but seeing Jesus

By Elket Rodríguez “Look at me,” Jesus whispered every day as I participated in a recent tour of Fellowship Southwest’s immigrant relief network. Many times, I saw him on the U.S.-Mexico border. I saw Jesus in the anguished eyes of a deported veteran, feeling betrayed. I saw Jesus scrambling to scavenge used clothes thrown into … Continue reading

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
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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