Choosing Community & Delivering us from Chaos: Reflecting on the Words of Dr. King
Paul Baxley / racial justice

Choosing Community & Delivering us from Chaos: Reflecting on the Words of Dr. King

By Paul Baxley Normally on the Martin Luther King Holiday, we find ourselves listening to Dr. King’s inspirational address given during the 1963 March on Washington, in which he challenged all who heard him with his powerful dream that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be … Continue reading

Legacy of BTSR will fund new initiatives in racial justice and theological education
Newsroom / theological education

Legacy of BTSR will fund new initiatives in racial justice and theological education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2020 Contacts:Corey D. B. Walker | Center for Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation | cdbwalker@faithandjusticerva.com | 757-288-0758Jeff Huett | Cooperative Baptist Fellowship & CBF of Virginia | jhuett@cbf.net | 202-680-4127Mike Frontiero | Union Presbyterian Seminary | Mike.Frontiero@upsem.edu | 804-647-2715 Legacy of BTSR will fund new initiatives in racial justice and theological … Continue reading

Held together in community
racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Held together in community

By Michelle Carroll Wednesday started strangely.  Before I even got to my church office, our Senior Pastor was calling to tell me that we’d just learned the Attorney General’s announcement of the Breonna Taylor investigation results had been moved from Louisville to the Kentucky Historical Society, which is about two blocks from the church.  “Oh, … Continue reading

Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops initial fundraising goal
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops initial fundraising goal

Because of you, the Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops the initial fundraising goal before August 20 deadline! Since the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the CBF Foundation launched a fund on Juneteenth to support the current and long-term racial justice and inclusion work of the Fellowship, you have given or committed more than $126,000 in support of … Continue reading

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