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

General CBF / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries / Missions / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Doing Justice Requires Listening

Harry Rowland, CBF’s Missional Networks Specialist, reflects on the church’s gospel calling to be an advocate for those living on the margins of society. One of the greatest handicaps of caring Christians is thinking we know and understand the needs of those living on the margins of society. An honest confession is needed here. We … Continue reading