- CBF Leader Highlights "Common Humanity" of Different Faiths, a Baptist Center for Ethics article by Bob Allen
- Good Will for the Common Good: Nurturing Baptists' Relationship With Jews, a DVD resource available from the Baptist Center for Ethics
- Christian Churches Together
- Building Bridges, Not Barriers - CBF's brochure on ecumenical relationships
- The following interfaith resources are provided to you through a partnership between the Center for Interfaith Studies, Atlanta, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. The author of these bulletins is Gary Leazer, Ph.D., previously of the Home Mission Board. Contact Dr. Leazer. Dr. Leazer is available to speak at your church or event on interfaith topics and education.
In response to these priorities a Task Force on Ecumenism and Justice was launched at the 2003 General Assembly. Comprised of CBF clergy and laity, this group brought a recommendation that CBF become a full member of the Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A. (CCT). The recommendation was accepted by the Assembly and CBF was one of the founding signers of the organizing covenant for CCT.
While the work of the Task Force has ended, our commitment to Ecumenism and Justice continues. We continue to build relationships with denominations and other faith groups throughout our world. In 2004, CBF Congregational Life published a brochure “Building Bridges” which gives insights into ways to begin Ecumenical dialogue. In 2007, CBF and American Baptist Churches, USA held a combined assembly gathering in Washington, D.C. The New Baptist Covenant is bringing together Baptist families for relationship building. Conversations continue with Jewish, Muslim and Hindu friends.
We want to hear from you. If you are interested in assisting in this work or if you have further needs concerning ecumenism, interfaith relationships, or issues related to justice, please contact us. We are continuing to build resources and build bridges.