Advocacy

CBF ADVOCACY

CBF Advocacy is rooted in the same spirit and call that motivates our mission endeavors: to demonstrate the love of Christ by loving our most neglected and marginalized neighbors. As Christians dedicated to service, we often encounter situations and issues in need of a strong voice. Such encounters create passionate advocates in our churches and among those serving across the globe.

CBF Advocacy is about encouraging, equipping and promoting the voice of advocates in our midst as they encounter need. In doing so, we strive to exercise respnsible Christian citizenship by modeling a more effective, positive and inclusive public witness for the church.

The goal of CBF Advocacy is to discover advocates already at work in CBF life and to:

  • increase their effectiveness by offering strategic advice and counsel
  • connect them to one another in order to share experiences and best practices
  • connect them to experts — both individuals and trusted organizations
  • promote opportunities for effective and impactful advocacy among our churches and pastors

CBF Advocacy is:

  • Individual &systemic
  • Global & national
  • State & local
  • Relational
  • Nonpartisan
  • Unapolagetically rooted in the Gospel
  • Cooperative across religious, political and racial divides

CBF Advocacy seeks to:

  • Promote civility, respect and integrity
  • Develop new ways for individuals to follow their passions within CBF life — particularly laity and young Baptists
  • Encourage compromise when it leads to progress
  • Speak out on behalf of others and equip others to find and effectively use their own voices

CBF Advocacy will not:

  • Pass resolutions declaring the "right" side of political issues
  • Select issues from the top down and force them upon churches and pastors
  • Ask churches to get involved in partisan politics by endorsing or opposing candidates for office

Advocacy Resources

February 23, 2018

Advocacy in Action

March 23, 2018

Advocacy through Analysis

February 23, 2018

CBF Advocacy and Congregations

February 23, 2018

CBF Advocacy and Payday Lending

February 23, 2018

CBF Advocacy and Public Witness

February 23, 2018

CFPB Rule Summary and Suggestions for Comments

February 23, 2018

DACA – Itzayana’s Story

February 23, 2018

DACA – Jemima’s Story

February 23, 2018

DACA and DREAMers: Facts and Future

February 23, 2018

Faith for Just Lending Principles

February 23, 2018

General Immigration Advocacy

August 21, 2018

Immigration Reform: Values and Principles

August 21, 2018

Know Your Rights

February 23, 2018

National Payday Lending Reform and the CFPB

February 23, 2018

Payday Lending – A Christian Response

April 6, 2018

Payday Lending and Racial Justice

August 21, 2018

Payday Lending Reform: Summary of Final Rule by the CFPB

February 23, 2018

Predatory Lending – A Resource List

February 23, 2018

Predatory Lending Presentation at EmpowerWest

August 21, 2018

Recognized Organizations and Churches

August 21, 2018

Reforma Migratoria: Valores y Principios

February 23, 2018

Refugees and Immigration: A Comprehensive Resource List

August 21, 2018

Sanctuary Resource for Congregations

February 23, 2018

Summary of 2017 Immigration Bills