DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will gather in Birmingham, Ala., June 19-21 for its annual General Assembly as they focus on racial justice.
CBF is partnering with the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc., Progressive National Baptist Convention and Simmons College of Kentucky in a three-year commemoration of the 400th anniversary of black enslavement in America called the Angela Project. Attendees will participate in a special racial justice educational track on the first two days. An all-Fellowship dinner is included, featuring the recipients of CBF’s 2019 Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer Awards.
The schedule includes more than 30 workshops, and 12 short-form Faith Talks presentations, Featured speakers include Paul Baxley, the new CBF coordinator; author Jemar Tisby; and author and popular faith and culture writer Jonathan Merritt. Krista Tippet, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, New York Times bestselling author, and host of NPR’s On Being, will speak on the “Adventure of Civility” on the final day.