Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS
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Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS

By Blake Tommey  A colossal nine-by-12-foot canvas hangs in the narthex of Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, bearing the painted handprints of more than 150 children. For each handprint, there’s a name and one God-given gift that each offers to his or her community—a prompt issued to every child who attended missions sessions at Trinity’s Vacation Bible School in June.  … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Responding to inhumane treatment of immigrant children, featuring Suzii Paynter
immigration / Newsroom / Podcast

CBF Podcast: Responding to inhumane treatment of immigrant children, featuring Suzii Paynter

CBF Executive Coordinator recently spent a week at the United States-Mexico border where she joined Cooperative Baptist leaders June 24 in Brownsville, Texas, at a prayer vigil hosted by Fellowship Southwest. Paynter was also part of a 11-member delegation of prominent Christian women clergy June 26-28 in cities along the border to advocate on behalf … Continue reading

CBF’s Paynter joins women faith leaders to ‘cry out for immigrant children’ at U.S.-Mexico border
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CBF’s Paynter joins women faith leaders to ‘cry out for immigrant children’ at U.S.-Mexico border

June 29, 2018 By Aaron Weaver MCALLEN, TEXAS — CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter joined a group of prominent Christian women clergy June 26-28 in cities along the U.S.-Mexico border to advocate on behalf of families who have been separated due to the “zero tolerance” immigration policy of the Trump Administration. Paynter formed a ‘prayer … Continue reading

CBF’s Reeves says ‘we need not trade liberty for security’ in response to travel ban ruling
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CBF’s Reeves says ‘we need not trade liberty for security’ in response to travel ban ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Aaron Weaver / aweaver@cbf.net DECATUR, Ga.— The Supreme Court upheld today in a 5-4 ruling the controversial “travel ban” policy barring immigration to the United States from certain countries. Stephen Reeves, associate coordinator of partnerships and advocacy for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, issued the following statement in response to the … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy releases DREAMer video testimonies, urges action for DACA recipients
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CBF Advocacy releases DREAMer video testimonies, urges action for DACA recipients

Itzayana was brought to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 2. She’s 24 now and faithfully serves her church. Jemima is a recent college graduate working for a Christian ministry serving vulnerable children. With the elimination of DACA and possibility of deportation, the future Itzayana and Jemima have been building for themselves may soon be stripped away. Contact your members of Congress and ask their support of DREAMers like Itzayana and Jemima. Continue reading

CBF ministers to refugees and immigrants despite order barring travel to the U.S.
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CBF ministers to refugees and immigrants despite order barring travel to the U.S.

January 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — With a swipe of the presidential pen last week, the United States turned its back on many attempting to escape war and strife. While the president’s executive order halted Syrian refugees as well as visitors and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, … Continue reading