Chauvin guilty verdict is a right and just step, but just a step
Newsroom / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Chauvin guilty verdict is a right and just step, but just a step

The following is a statement from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley: Today it was announced that Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd last May. The members of the jury heard the evidence, reflected on the testimony, and reached a conclusion that is just and right. … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Jemar Tisby, How to Fight Racism  
Podcast / racial justice

CBF Podcast: Jemar Tisby, How to Fight Racism  

By Andy Hale We have all experienced or are experiencing it: the feeling of grievance, anger, and rightness that injustice cannot stand. For many, those powerful emotions are quickly accompanied by feelings of immobility and frustration because we don’t actually know what to do about it. Racism is a systemic problem in America. For those … Continue reading

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