By Meg Lacy Vega Many of us remember singing the refrain of the hymn “Deep and Wide” at the top of our kid-sized lungs, in Sunday school or at Vacation Bible School. The 20th century hymn by Sidney Cox is about living water that flows from the wounds of Christ, becoming “a fountain flowing dqeep … Continue reading
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CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa
By Ben Brown Every Christian is called by God to service and mission. Some hear a calling to vocational ministry. And still others hear a calling to vocational ministry in a culture that is not their own. Karen is called in that final way. “My whole life, I’ve always been going toward people that are … Continue reading
CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling
May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders welcomed President Biden’s announcement that his administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year and plans to set a goal of 125,000 refugee admissions for fiscal year 2022. This decision comes following President Biden signing an emergency determination … Continue reading
The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Moussa’s Story
By Melissa Browning As an electrical engineer in Iraq, Moussa had it all. With a successful career working in the public and private sector, Moussa was at the top of his profession. He was a successful, educated man with a family whom he loved. Then war broke out in Iraq. Moussa and his family fled … Continue reading
Going to hell in a hand basket?
Just over a week remains for the month of Ramadan. I have had several opportunities to join with friends at area mosques to share in the iftar, i.e. breaking of the fast. I have had the joy of bringing along with me a few friends who are interested in understanding more about Islam and about … Continue reading
Which would you prefer? Babel or Pentecost?
A friend from the Middle East is in a serious relationship with an American of another race. Her two children, born in the Middle East but raised in the U.S., are dating women from Asia. No one thinks anything about it. After all, they are all minorities…the other. Yet, when someone from another race becomes … Continue reading