Chauvin guilty verdict is a right and just step, but just a step
Newsroom / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Chauvin guilty verdict is a right and just step, but just a step

The following is a statement from CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley: Today it was announced that Derek Chauvin has been found guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd last May. The members of the jury heard the evidence, reflected on the testimony, and reached a conclusion that is just and right. … Continue reading

CBF Podcast: Jemar Tisby, How to Fight Racism  
Podcast / racial justice

CBF Podcast: Jemar Tisby, How to Fight Racism  

By Andy Hale We have all experienced or are experiencing it: the feeling of grievance, anger, and rightness that injustice cannot stand. For many, those powerful emotions are quickly accompanied by feelings of immobility and frustration because we don’t actually know what to do about it. Racism is a systemic problem in America. For those … Continue reading

So What Do We Do?
advocacy

So What Do We Do?

By Stephen K. Reeves By now you’ve read some of the powerful statements from faith leaders following the violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. You can find the initial statement from Paul Baxley here and a follow-up here. Our CBF state and regional leaders worked quickly to release this joint statement. When our … Continue reading

Environmental Racism and Classism: A CBF Podcast Conversation
Assembly 2020 / creation care / Podcast

Environmental Racism and Classism: A CBF Podcast Conversation

By Andy Hale Of the many things that congregations are considering as they exist in 2020, is not only the COVID-19 Crisis and the ever-present plague of racism within America, but how the faith community relates to the environment around them. Environmental stewardship is not limited to how we specifically care for the world’s ecosystem. … Continue reading

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

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