Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
advocacy / Feature / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too

By Chris Hughes Elkin, North Carolina, is a town not known for its civil rights activism. The tiny textile town tucked into the Piedmont foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is more famous for the many vineyards that dot the gentle slopes between Winston-Salem and Boone. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is … Continue reading

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead
Paul Baxley / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Lewis and Vivian: Giving thanks and following their lead

By Paul Baxley In a single day, we saw the death of two giants. Today, all of us who follow Jesus should offer prayers of gratitude for the Rev. C.T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis and their extraordinary lives of faith. We should certainly surround their families in prayer and rejoice in the promise of … Continue reading

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Newsroom / Paul Baxley

Baxley calls Cooperative Baptists toward bold faithfulness, commitment to racial justice and healing

June 25, 2020 By Carrie Harris and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.—The journey toward bold faithfulness demands more of ourselves and more of the church in this current cultural moment marked by racial injustice and the sins of white supremacy, CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley preached during the Thursday evening worship service of the 2020 virtual … Continue reading

“God is doing marvelous things” through churches, McCall tells virtual General Assembly
Assembly 2020 / bold faith / Newsroom

“God is doing marvelous things” through churches, McCall tells virtual General Assembly

June 25, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “We are all God’s representatives. We are God’s ambassadors.” Rev. Dr. Emmanuel McCall shared this truth with attendees to the first-ever virtual General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Thursday morning during the opening plenary session. McCall, a widely-respect Baptist statesman and retired … 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

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