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

General CBF / Internationals Ministries / Missions / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

What is in your hand?

This past Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the banquet for Health Outreach to the Middle East. I was humbled and challenged. It was one of those situations as described in the song, “a missionary came to your church and his pictures made you cry.” I think my missionary journey has given me some … Continue reading

General CBF

Rural ministry helps fulfill lifetime dream for three Perry County families

In a rural county that struggles with poverty, three families became first-time homeowners in June. The ribbon-cutting ceremony happened June 22 in Perry County, Ala., one of the nation’s poorest counties.  The new houses were made possible through a grant awarded to Sowing Seeds of Hope, a local non-profit organization that is part of the CBF’s rural … Continue reading

General CBF

Bread for the World releases annual hunger report

According to the new report, Hunger 2010: A Just and Sustainable Recovery, more than 1.02 billion people are hungry every day – an increase of more than 100 million from a year ago. In the United States, the number of people who struggle to put food on the table has surged to 49.1 million. “It’s deeply disturbing that nearly one in four children live on the brink of hunger in this country,” said Rev. Beckmann. “It’s a scandal for us as the richest country in the world and an affront to a just and loving God.” Continue reading