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Illuminations: Room for All of Us at God's Table
Illuminations: Room for All of Us at God's Table

By: Bojangles Blanchard
There is room for us all at God's table. No amount of homophobic theology or discriminatory hiring policies can convince me or my LGBTQ+ family that we aren't loved by God for exactly who we are.

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Illumination Refraction: Bending Light Toward Good
Illumination Refraction: Bending Light Toward Good

By: Mitch Randall
Many informative articles have been written about the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Illumination Project. Let's refract those thoughts in a way that honors conscience, seeks justice, respects diversity and bends toward good.

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Illuminations: Dealing With a Messy Smudge of Ash
Illuminations: Dealing With a Messy Smudge of Ash

By: Mary Elizabeth Hill Hanchey
What has come out of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Illumination Project is a good hiring policy undermined by an overly broad implementation plan that demurs rather than leads.

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Illuminations: Seeking Guidance of God's Spirit
Illuminations: Seeking Guidance of God's Spirit

By: Sara Powell
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship recently adopted a new policy dealing with LGBT issues after many years of an exclusive hiring policy on this matter. Such decisions require the guidance of God's Spirit.

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Illuminations: Spiritual Equality of All Christians
Illuminations: Spiritual Equality of All Christians

By: George Mason
The painful truth the Illumination Project uncovered in their long discernment process is how silent our churches are when it comes to what is life and death for real people in our pews.

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Illuminations: The Long Struggle Against Discrimination
Illuminations: The Long Struggle Against Discrimination

By: Colin Harris
Threading the ethical needle is always a delicate matter in institutions and agencies that serve a diverse community. This has been the challenge faced by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Illumination Project.

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CBF Illumination Project -- Committee Interview Part 3
CBF Illumination Project -- Committee Interview Part 3

An exclusive interview with members of CBF's Illumination Project Committee -- Steve Wells, Suzii Paynter (CBF Executive Coordinator), Charlie Fuller and Doug Dortch -- conducted by Mitch Randall, executive director of EthicsDaily.com, in which committee members discuss criticism of the hiring policy and implementation procedure.

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Illuminations: Agree to Disagree - Agreeably
Illuminations: Agree to Disagree - Agreeably

By: Steve Wells
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is about partnership. We proudly claim the centrist ground and the big tent. We agree to disagree agreeably without dishonoring one another - even when doing so is hard.

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CBF Illumination Project -- Committee Interview Part 1
CBF Illumination Project -- Committee Interview Part 1

An exclusive interview with members of CBF's Illumination Project Committee -- Steve Wells, Suzii Paynter (CBF Executive Coordinator), Charlie Fuller and Doug Dortch -- conducted by Mitch Randall, executive director of EthicsDaily.com, after the announcement about changes to a hiring policy at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

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CBF Illumination Project -- Committee Interview Part 2
CBF Illumination Project -- Committee Interview Part 2

An exclusive interview with members of CBF's Illumination Project Committee -- Steve Wells, Suzii Paynter (CBF Executive Coordinator), Charlie Fuller and Doug Dortch -- conducted by Mitch Randall, executive director of EthicsDaily.com, in which committee members explain the difference between the hiring policy and the implementation procedure.

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CBF Illumination Project -- Highlight
CBF Illumination Project -- Highlight

Mitch Randall, executive director of Baptist Center for Ethics and EthicsDaily.com, attended the announcement in Decatur, Ga., Feb. 9, 2018, about changes to a hiring policy at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Randall grabbed video highlights of the day's events.

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