So What Do We Do?
advocacy

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

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection
Advent / COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars / Racial Reconciliation / young Baptists

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection

By Kristan Pitts Advent is a season of paradox. It’s a season where we hold in tension the celebration of the birth of Christ and the anticipation of Christ’s second coming.  2020 has been an exercise of what it means to exist in tension. We have experienced a pandemic, increased visibility of structural injustice, polarizing political … Continue reading

A Critical Juncture for Interreligious Dialogue: A Conversation with Dr. Najeeba Syeed
Podcast

A Critical Juncture for Interreligious Dialogue: A Conversation with Dr. Najeeba Syeed

By Andy Hale As if it wasn’t obvious, we are not exactly in the most unified time in America’s existence. And when you zoom out, the entire globe isn’t exactly at peace with one another. We have factioned ourselves into divisive categories over political allegiance and cultural perspectives. There are very clear and alienated worldviews … Continue reading

Co-Pastor Kat Kimmel shepherds Mississippi congregation toward a change in perspective
immigration / women in ministry

Co-Pastor Kat Kimmel shepherds Mississippi congregation toward a change in perspective

By Jennifer Colosimo In 2013, Kathryn Kimmel visited Mississippi for the first time. That same year, she joined the staff at University Baptist Church, answering a call that she knew would help her stretch her pastoral wings. Little did she know that she would soon co-pastor a congregation that would push, challenge and encourage her … Continue reading

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

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 Advocacy releases DREAMer video testimonies, urges action for DACA recipients
immigration / Newsroom

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