Warm wishes aren’t enough; refugees need blankets
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Warm wishes aren’t enough; refugees need blankets

By Marv Knox As winter’s frigid blast buffeted the U.S.-Mexico border this week, pastors pleaded for blankets to comfort immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. “Very cold today; 37 degrees,” Carlos Navarro, pastor of Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville wrote in a text on Tuesday. Later, in a phone call, he said churches that provide … Continue reading

Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS
Feature / Featured / Field Personnel

Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS

By Blake Tommey  A colossal nine-by-12-foot canvas hangs in the narthex of Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, bearing the painted handprints of more than 150 children. For each handprint, there’s a name and one God-given gift that each offers to his or her community—a prompt issued to every child who attended missions sessions at Trinity’s Vacation Bible School in June.  … Continue reading

CBF’s Reeves says ‘we need not trade liberty for security’ in response to travel ban ruling
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CBF’s Reeves says ‘we need not trade liberty for security’ in response to travel ban ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Aaron Weaver / aweaver@cbf.net DECATUR, Ga.— The Supreme Court upheld today in a 5-4 ruling the controversial “travel ban” policy barring immigration to the United States from certain countries. Stephen Reeves, associate coordinator of partnerships and advocacy for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, issued the following statement in response to the … Continue reading

CBF ministers to refugees and immigrants despite order barring travel to the U.S.
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CBF ministers to refugees and immigrants despite order barring travel to the U.S.

January 30, 2017 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — With a swipe of the presidential pen last week, the United States turned its back on many attempting to escape war and strife. While the president’s executive order halted Syrian refugees as well as visitors and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, … Continue reading

Internationals Ministries / Missions / Student.Go

Student.Go – Words from the World 2013 – Ashleigh Bugg

This summer, college and graduate students served in 18 locations around the world through CBF’s Student.Go program.  This fall, Student.Go-ers will be at work in 8 locations. This is the first in a series of blogs from these students.  Ashleigh Bugg served this summer with refugee families in Fort Worth, Texas.  She worked alongside CBF field personnel … Continue reading