Blazing New Trails on Well-Traveled Ground: Arkansas pastor recognized with McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer award
Featured / General CBF

Blazing New Trails on Well-Traveled Ground: Arkansas pastor recognized with McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer award

By Grayson Hester Preston Clegg, pastor of Second Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock, Ark., doesn’t like the idea of missing out on joy. In January 2019, Clegg joined scores of Little Rock residents in celebrating the inauguration of the city’s first democratically-elected Black mayor, Frank Scott. Having been friends with Scott long before the … Continue reading

A Trailblazing Ministry: Rev. Cheryl Adamson champions equity and combats injustices in Conway, S.C.
Featured / King Day 2022

A Trailblazing Ministry: Rev. Cheryl Adamson champions equity and combats injustices in Conway, S.C.

Tune in to CBF’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cbfinfo) on Tuesday, January 18, at 7pm Eastern as CBF’s Rev. Kasey Jones speaks with Rev. Adamson about her trailblazing work that has saved lives and transformed communities.   By Chris Hughes For the Rev. Cheryl Adamson, living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ means embodying a ministry of presence, … Continue reading

A Time to Break Silence: My Lived Experience
King Day 2022

A Time to Break Silence: My Lived Experience

By Rev. Aleisha A. Langhorne In June 2020, while serving as an interim pastor in Washington, D.C., I sent the following email (edited for clarity/brevity) to my congregation. This resulted in a series of Fall workshops and conversations entitled “Seeing Differences Differently” facilitated by Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. I believe that this letter reflects … Continue reading

Arthur Ashe versus the Confederacy
racial justice / Racial Reconciliation / Robert Jones

Arthur Ashe versus the Confederacy

With removal of Robert E. Lee statue, the Arthur Ashe Jr. memorial stands alone on Richmond’s Monument Avenue By Robert P. Jones The news broke this week that the Virginia Supreme Court has cleared the state to remove the last Confederate monument still standing on the city’s Monument Avenue, the massive tribute to General Robert E. Lee. … Continue reading

“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary
2021 General Assembly / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / La Familia / Newsroom / racial justice / Together for Hope

“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary

August 27, 2021By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “Do not lose heart.” Citing the Apostle Paul, CBF Executive Coordinator delivered this message to attendees during the Friday morning plenary session of the 2021 General Assembly as he focused his remarks on the challenges of the past 18 months. In his Executive Coordinator … Continue reading