Cooperative Baptists to Focus on Racial Justice at 2019 General Assembly - Word&Way

Cooperative Baptists to Focus on Racial Justice at 2019 General Assembly

Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, AL

Birmingham will host the 2019 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly June 19-21. Photo by Zach Farmer on Unsplash

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.

More information and a complete schedule can be found at Sessions will be streamed via Facebook Live at