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

CBF leaders reaffirm call to ‘welcome the stranger,’ pledge to advocate for ‘permanent solutions’ for immigrants and refugees
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CBF leaders reaffirm call to ‘welcome the stranger,’ pledge to advocate for ‘permanent solutions’ for immigrants and refugees

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders have joined other faith leaders across the country in reaffirming the biblical call to “welcome the stranger” and expressed appreciation for recent positive steps taken by the new administration on immigration policy and committed to work with elected officials to find “permanent solutions” for immigrants and refugees. “As Christians, we have … Continue reading

So What Do We Do?
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So What Do We Do?

By Stephen K. Reeves By now you’ve read some of the powerful statements from faith leaders following the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. You can find the initial statement from Paul Baxley here and a follow-up here. Our CBF state and regional leaders worked quickly to release this joint statement. When our … Continue reading

Advocacy Action Alert: Lend your voice to support raising the U.S. annual ceiling for refugee admissions
advocacy / immigration / refugees

Advocacy Action Alert: Lend your voice to support raising the U.S. annual ceiling for refugee admissions

By Elket Rodríguez People of faith must speak up for immigrants before next Wednesday, Sept. 30, when President Donald Trump will set U.S. refugee quotas for the next fiscal year, CBF leaders urged. The current U.S. refugee admissions ceiling is 18,000—the lowest number of refugees resettled in a single year since Congress established the refugee … 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

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

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