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

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

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

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

Volviendo al primer pentecostés, en tiempos como estos
Espanol / Paul Baxley / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Volviendo al primer pentecostés, en tiempos como estos

Por Paul Baxley  El segundo capítulo de Hechos deja en claro que desde nuestro primer día, la Iglesia de Jesucristo incluyó a personas “de todas las naciones bajo el cielo“. Mediante el poderoso don del Espíritu Santo, los primeros discípulos pudieron predicar el Evangelio de manera comprensible para las personas que vinieron de muchas culturas … Continue reading

CBF leaders and pastors urge Georgia legislature, governor to support hate crimes legislation
advocacy / Newsroom / Racial Reconciliation

CBF leaders and pastors urge Georgia legislature, governor to support hate crimes legislation

Statement from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia Concerning the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia condemn the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the slow response of law enforcement. We understand that the reckless, vigilante nature of this killing must be seen through the … Continue reading