The White Church and Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Malcolm Foley
Podcast / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

The White Church and Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Malcolm Foley

By Andy Hale I’m not sure if the magnitude of this moment in America’s history has registered for many people. For many, they just don’t get it. Far too many white Americans do not believe there is a racism issue in America. The evidence of this comes in subtle ways, such as the response to … Continue reading

America in Crisis: White Silence, Black Suffering, Protest and Transformation; BSK Offers 6-Week Workshop
racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

America in Crisis: White Silence, Black Suffering, Protest and Transformation; BSK Offers 6-Week Workshop

What is going on right now? Where do we go from here? The United States is in a moment of chaos. Communities are divided along racial lines, and there is disagreement and division everywhere. Protests against racially targeted arrests and killings, police brutality, and racist public policy are rapidly increasing across the nation. Many are … Continue reading

For the sake of our souls
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

For the sake of our souls

By Elket Rodríguez The voice speaking through my phone carried me to the side of a brother in the faith. He is Cuban, black and seeking U.S. citizenship. He called to ask a sad question that reflects our times: “How can I protect myself from police intervention?” His question provoked tears as I reflected on … Continue reading

Everything changes
Field Personnel / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Everything changes

By Missy Ward Angalla My husband is black. Not African American, but Ugandan. We met volunteering together nine years ago. We connected over our passion for God, helping refugees, our passion for ministry, among other things. We fell in love, eventually got married and have been ministering together with and among refugee and Ugandan communities … Continue reading

CBF Governing Board adopts statement on racial justice
Newsroom / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

CBF Governing Board adopts statement on racial justice

The Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship unanimously adopted the following statement on racial justice in a meeting held today. The Governing Board of the Cooperative Baptist FellowshipStatement on Racial Justice June 4, 2020 We, the members of the CBF Governing Board, express our grief at the heinous killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor … Continue reading

Dear White Christians
General CBF / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Dear White Christians

By Natasha Nedrick Dear White Christians, You cannot hold comfortable and traditional worship services after you witness unarmed black men and women being murdered in the street and still call yourself an ally. I woke up early Sunday morning to intentionally observe how white churches across the country would respond after bearing witness the grotesque … Continue reading

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost
Paul Baxley / Racial Reconciliation

In times like these, taking a step toward the first Pentecost

By Paul Baxley  The second chapter of Acts makes clear that from our very first day, the Church of Jesus Christ included people “from every nation under heaven.” By the powerful gifting of the Holy Spirit, the first disciples were able to preach the Gospel in ways understandable to people who came from many cultures … Continue reading