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Protestants, Catholics Move Toward Closer Communion
Protestants, Catholics Move Toward Closer Communion

By: Neville Callam
As part of their commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Lutherans in Germany held a joint ecumenical remembrance with Catholics, making a serious commitment to visible unity.

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How We Can Make Truth Matter Again
How We Can Make Truth Matter Again

By: Neville Callam
In our post-factual society, where truth no longer matters and lies have equal footing, education can be a major instrument in the rebuilding of respect for truth and evidence.

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"Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future"

By: Neville Callam
Steve Harmon's new book, "Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future," calls for the kind of receptive ecumenism without which the church can hardly be fully the church.

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Harvest Thanksgiving: Celebrating Creation Together
Harvest Thanksgiving: Celebrating Creation Together

By: Neville Callam
Once a staple of corporate worship life, Harvest Thanksgiving was a time when life in agrarian communities was adorned by rich annual celebrations of the providential care of the God of nature.

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How You Can Relate Scripture to Changing Culture
How You Can Relate Scripture to Changing Culture

By: Neville Callam
As we seek to relate the teaching of Scripture to the vexed issues of contemporary life, we should not fail to recognize the complexity of the process by which we can hear the voice of God.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Neville Callam
Profiles in Goodwill: Neville Callam

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Neville Callam, general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance, which meets this month in South Africa, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com.

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African Diaspora's Descendants Returned to Evangelize
African Diaspora's Descendants Returned to Evangelize

By: Neville Callam
Descendants of the African diaspora, including Jamaican Baptists and members of other denominations, played a significant role in returning to their homeland to spread the Gospel.

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How African Baptists Have Committed to Evangelism
How African Baptists Have Committed to Evangelism

By: Neville Callam
When Baptists from around the world gather is South Africa in July for the Baptist World Congress, they'll find a continent of Baptists already spreading the Good News among fellow Africans and beyond their shores.

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Profiles in Goodwill: Neville Callam
Profiles in Goodwill: Neville Callam
By: EthicsDaily Staff
Neville Callam, general secretary and chief executive officer of the Baptist World Alliance, is a featured columnist on EthicsDaily.com. He's perfectly content to spend a few hours in a great theological library.
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Cultivating Selflessness in Worship in Global Gatherings
Cultivating Selflessness in Worship in Global Gatherings
By: Neville Callam
When Baptist World Alliance members gather for their annual meeting, not everyone speaks English. The BWA ensures that non-English speakers don't feel like second-class participants.
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Monastic Living, Even Briefly, Can Be Truly Enriching
Monastic Living, Even Briefly, Can Be Truly Enriching
By: Neville Callam
Most of us keep quite busy in our fast-paced society. However, if you have the opportunity to experience the life of diverse monastic communities, you will find it a profoundly enriching experience.
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BWA Leader: Baptists Should Take Strong Stance Against Racism
BWA Leader: Baptists Should Take Strong Stance Against Racism
Churches have a responsibility to oppose racism that still persists, even in the church. Churches that refuse to do so are guilty of a major failing, a Baptist leader said.
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BWA Gathering Has High Points and a Belly Flop
BWA Gathering Has High Points and a Belly Flop
The Baptist World Alliance ended its annual gathering of goodwill, global Baptists last week in Jamaica with a number of high points – and one major blooper.
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BWA Leader Outlines Problem with Prosperity Gospel
BWA Leader Outlines Problem with Prosperity Gospel
With its roots in the United States, the prosperity gospel has influenced a large number of Christians across a broad section of the Christian faith, a BWA leader says.
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BWA Speakers Praise Jamaican Revolutionary Hero
BWA Speakers Praise Jamaican Revolutionary Hero
Several Baptist World Alliance speakers praised a 19th-century Baptist deacon and preacher, Sam Sharpe, who played a role in ending slavery in Jamaica and other parts of the British Empire.
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Speakers Urge Baptists to Engage with Muslims
Speakers Urge Baptists to Engage with Muslims
During the Baptist World Alliance gathering in Jamaica, several speakers urged Baptists to understand and engage Muslims to advance the common good in the Middle East.
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Baptist Contribution to Understanding of Holy Spirit
Baptist Contribution to Understanding of Holy Spirit
Baptists have historically focused on the person and work of Christ and largely undervalued the work of the Spirit, a presenter at the Baptist International Conference on Theological Education says.
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BWA to Focus on Baptist-Muslim Relationships Again in 2013
BWA to Focus on Baptist-Muslim Relationships Again in 2013
When global Baptist leaders gather this week in Jamaica for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance, Baptist and Muslim relationships will again top the agenda.
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BWA Delegation Visits Nigeria Following Violence
BWA Delegation Visits Nigeria Following Violence
In response to widespread violence in Nigeria, a Baptist World Alliance delegation visited the West African nation, urging the government to ensure the safety of all and to work toward peace.
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Lent, Ash Wednesday: Why All the Fuss?
Lent, Ash Wednesday: Why All the Fuss?

Nothing is wrong in celebrating only Christmas, Palm Sunday and Easter, but we still miss a rich and rewarding worship journey when we don't observe Lent.

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EthicsDaily.com, BWA Offer Lenten Bible Study
EthicsDaily.com, BWA Offer Lenten Bible Study
A Lenten Bible study series from EthicsDaily.com challenges Baptists to reflect on God's history of deliverance and to repent from self-centered and self-sufficient living.
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Rebel Military Displaces Tens of Thousands in Congo
Rebel Military Displaces Tens of Thousands in Congo
A rebel military group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has displaced thousands when it advanced on the city of Goma. Baptist families and churches are housing many.
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Baptists Respond to Severe Flooding in Nigeria
Baptists Respond to Severe Flooding in Nigeria
After torrential rains killed more than 360 people, injured more than 18,000 others and displaced more than 2 million in Nigeria, the Baptist World Alliance gave $10,000 for relief efforts.
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Lebanese Baptists Call for Prayer, Express Anger at Bomb Attack
Lebanese Baptists Call for Prayer, Express Anger at Bomb Attack
In the wake of a bomb blast on Oct. 19 that killed a top security official and others, Lebanese Baptists are appealing to Baptists worldwide to pray for the country.
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Baptists Help Syrians Displaced by Civil War
Baptists Help Syrians Displaced by Civil War
Baptists around the world are being encouraged to make donations to the Baptist World Alliance to help Syrians displaced by the Middle Eastern nation's civil war.
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Two Dangers of Culture of Excessive Flattery
Two Dangers of Culture of Excessive Flattery
Some organizations have developed a culture of flattery, where it's tempting to engage in lying as a way of life. Rejecting that vain culture will keep your integrity intact.
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In Hurricane's Wake, Baptists Provide Shelter, Aid
In Hurricane's Wake, Baptists Provide Shelter, Aid
Baptists working through the Baptist World Alliance provided shelter and aid to those caught in the wake of Hurricane Isaac as it moved through the Caribbean and the United States.
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Nigerian Crisis Captures Concern at BWA Meeting, Calls for Constructive Engagement
Nigerian Crisis Captures Concern at BWA Meeting, Calls for Constructive Engagement
As fighting continues between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria, the Baptist World Alliance passed a resolution urging constructive engagement. But what can you do? Read on.
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Christians Face Mounting Pressure in the Middle East
Christians Face Mounting Pressure in the Middle East
With numerous hot spots in the Middle East, Baptists should continue to pray for the region, according to an official with the Baptist World Alliance and the European Baptist Federation.
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El Salvadoran Pastor Accepts Baptist Human Rights Award
El Salvadoran Pastor Accepts Baptist Human Rights Award
A pastor received a human rights award from the Baptist World Alliance for his role in helping to negotiate peace in El Salvador and for his work with the marginalized.
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Global Baptists Step Forward to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
Global Baptists Step Forward to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
Leaders at the Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering approved a resolution to direct two of its agencies to develop a plan to offset the carbon footprint of BWA meetings.
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What Baptists Need to Know about Their Human-Rights Heritage: Part 2
What Baptists Need to Know about Their Human-Rights Heritage: Part 2
Baptists have a centuries-long history of supporting human rights. Will we continue to support that tradition or allow a fend-for-themselves mindset to take over?
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Baptist Panel: Church Must Embrace Technology
Baptist Panel: Church Must Embrace Technology
Churches will have to learn to embrace modern technology and social media, according to panelists at a Baptist World Alliance forum during the group's annual gathering.
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Baptist Calls Christians to Think about Environment Through Trinity
Baptist Calls Christians to Think about Environment Through Trinity
As more people are becoming victims of environmental degradation, can Christians stop the exploitation and injustice? Perhaps looking at the Trinity holds the answer.
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Baptists Honor Helwys' Freedom Letter 400 Years Ago to English King
Baptists Honor Helwys' Freedom Letter 400 Years Ago to English King
Baptists honored an Englishman, who wrote 400 years ago to the King England, appealing for religious freedom at a time when kings believed they had the divine right to determine their subjects' faith.
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Baptists Will Address Environment, Religious Freedom, Technology in Chile
Baptists Will Address Environment, Religious Freedom, Technology in Chile
Baptist-Muslim relationships. Sustainable development. Religious freedom. All are on the agenda when global Baptists meet for the Baptist World Alliance gathering in Chile.
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Baptists Prepare for Global Meeting in Chile
Baptists Prepare for Global Meeting in Chile
Hundreds of Baptists from around the world will attend the Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering next week in Chile for worship, fellowship and theological reflection.
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BWA to Participate in U.N. Conference in Rio
BWA to Participate in U.N. Conference in Rio
The Baptist World Alliance will co-sponsor an event during a U.N. conference that will examine the role of religious and educational groups in addressing environmental sustainability.
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Remember Why the SBC Left the BWA
Remember Why the SBC Left the BWA
When Southern Baptists withdrew from the Baptist World Alliance eight years ago, SBC leaders issued a series of false accusations. Any reconciliation must begin with the SBC's confession of wrongdoing.
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Keeping the Peace – Between Nations or Within Church
Keeping the Peace – Between Nations or Within Church
Whether between nations or within a church, steps to resolve conflicts are similar. A BWA-supported initiative and former Prime Minister Tony Blair both offer ways to achieve peace.
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Global Baptists Mourn Attack on Baghdad Church, Islamic Clerics Criticize Assault
Global Baptists Mourn Attack on Baghdad Church, Islamic Clerics Criticize Assault
Following an attack on a Roman Catholic Church in Baghdad that left more than 50 Christians dead, Baptists and other Christians in the Iraqi capital say they are living in fear.
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Baptist World Congress Focused on Luke 4; Will Others Do Likewise?
Baptist World Congress Focused on Luke 4; Will Others Do Likewise?
Some 4,000 Baptists studied two verses in Luke 4 during the Baptist World Congress in Honolulu. Will the seeming insignificance of a few leaders in Bible study bring significant change for millions of others?
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On Mission Trips, Remember the Ethic of
On Mission Trips, Remember the Ethic of "Stranger"
Ministering to strangers can be easy for many of us. What do we do when we're the strangers, serving on a mission trip? We would be wise to follow the example of Jesus on the Emmaus Road.
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Ghanaian Pastor Tells BWA Workshop That Muslims Protect Baptists
Ghanaian Pastor Tells BWA Workshop That Muslims Protect Baptists
Challenge the prevailing narrative of the Western world that Islam and Christianity are at war, people from both faiths support and respect each other in Yendi, a city in Ghana where at least 80 percent of the population is Muslim.
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1,000 Global Baptists Denied Visas to Attend Congress
1,000 Global Baptists Denied Visas to Attend Congress
An estimated 1,000 Baptists were unable to attend this year's Baptist World Congress in Hawaii because the United States denied their visas. Nations in Africa and Asia were the hardest hit by visa denials.
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BWA's Coffey: Service Futile Without Holy Spirit
BWA's Coffey: Service Futile Without Holy Spirit
When Baptists choose to follow their own methods and timing rather than God's, they fail to follow the path of their forebears, said David Coffey, who completed his five-year term as president of the Baptist World Alliance.
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European Baptist Leader Connects Lord’s Supper with Earth Care
European Baptist Leader Connects Lord’s Supper with Earth Care
Paying attention to nature was not part of the faith tradition or secular education of Helle Liht, who grew up Baptist and in a country under Soviet Union domination. It wasn't until she was an adult that she saw the connection.
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BWA Leaders Lament Christian Vilification of Muslims, Offer Constructive Way Forward
BWA Leaders Lament Christian Vilification of Muslims, Offer Constructive Way Forward
Sharing their concerns about the vilification of Muslims by Christians, two Baptists mapped out ways for constructive engagement between the world's two largest faith groups during a Baptist World Alliance focus group.
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South Africa to Host Baptist World Congress in 2015
South Africa to Host Baptist World Congress in 2015
The next meeting of the Baptist World Congress will be held in South Africa in 2015, according to an announcement made by Neville Callam, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance.
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Baptist World Alliance Begins Congress Today
Baptist World Alliance Begins Congress Today
The Baptist World Alliance kicks off its Congress today, an event held every five years, featuring great celebration, poignancy and even heartbreak as participants hear from the world church all that is happening in their nations.
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Interview (Part 2): David Coffey on His Five-Year Term as BWA President
Interview (Part 2): David Coffey on His Five-Year Term as BWA President
David Coffey reflects on his BWA presidency as his term draws to a close. In the second part of an interview with EthicsDaily.com, he discusses his part in fostering interfaith dialogue between Christians and Muslims.
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 Interview (Part 1): David Coffey on His Five-Year Term as BWA President
Interview (Part 1): David Coffey on His Five-Year Term as BWA President
David Coffey showed courage and demonstrated wisdom during his presidential tenure of the Baptist World Alliance. As his term draws to a close, he reflected on his service in an EthicsDaily.com interview.
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Young Ministers Speak to the Baptist Future
Young Ministers Speak to the Baptist Future
What do the younger generation of Baptists think about where we are headed? While no Baptist speaks for another, these voices of influence will be among those who will one day define what it means to be Baptist.
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BWA Meets, Seasoned Leaders Speak to 21st Century Future of Baptists
BWA Meets, Seasoned Leaders Speak to 21st Century Future of Baptists
With Baptists celebrating 400 years of history and with global Baptists meeting for the BWA Congress, several seasoned Baptists share their views on the direction Baptists should take in their future.
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When Tragedy Strikes: Help; Don't Question
When Tragedy Strikes: Help; Don't Question
Why is there so much pain in the world when there is an omnipotent God? Many struggle with this question when they reflect on Haiti. Let's not allow our questions to deter our help. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)
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500 Dead After Religious Violence in Nigeria
500 Dead After Religious Violence in Nigeria
Nigerian Baptists have asked for prayer following violence between Christians and Muslims that has left an estimated 500 people dead and displaced around 18,000 others.
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 Debating Suffering's Easy; Alleviating Suffering's Harder
Debating Suffering's Easy; Alleviating Suffering's Harder
When disaster strikes anywhere in the world, armchair debaters of all varieties speculate what it says about the existence and compassion of God. For those of faith, there is a better way forward.
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Supporting Haiti in Aftermath of Earthquake
Supporting Haiti in Aftermath of Earthquake
Haiti, one of the most impoverished countries in the world, was rocked by a magnitude-7 earthquake, on Jan. 12. The time to live out the words of Jesus has come upon us again. Will we respond?
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Climate Change Talks Begin Months after Evangelical Christians Confessed Sin
Climate Change Talks Begin Months after Evangelical Christians Confessed Sin
Through the Micah Network, global Baptists have offered sound theological reflection about earth care and a clarion call for action to protect the poor. If only U.S. Baptists would follow suit.
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Uzbekistan Court Convicts Three Baptist Union Leaders
Uzbekistan Court Convicts Three Baptist Union Leaders
Three leaders of a Baptist organization in Uzbekistan, including its president, were convicted and fined for evading taxes and involving children in religious activity without their parents' consent.
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A Perfect Fit: Aligning Justice, Peace and Creation
A Perfect Fit: Aligning Justice, Peace and Creation
The year 1990 is significant in the emergence of a Christian response to the environmental crisis. That's when the World Convocation on Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation issued the Seoul Declaration.
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Baptists Aid Typhoon Victims in Taiwan
Baptists Aid Typhoon Victims in Taiwan
Baptists are assisting victims of the typhoon that struck southern Taiwan. A total of 126 were confirmed dead by Aug. 18, and the death toll was expected to rise to more than 500.
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Baptists Pray for Nigeria after Hundreds Killed
Baptists Pray for Nigeria after Hundreds Killed
Members of the Baptist World Alliance paused to pray for Nigeria, where more than 800 people were reportedly killed during the latest round of religious sectarian violence.
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BWA: UN’s Climate Change Meeting in Copenhagen Is Landmark Event
BWA: UN’s Climate Change Meeting in Copenhagen Is Landmark Event
Global Baptist leaders see the harmful realities of global warming and pin their hopes for governmental action on the United Nation’s upcoming conference on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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BWA Leader Calls Free-Market System 'Flawed'
BWA Leader Calls Free-Market System 'Flawed'
The unfettered global economic system destroys the planet, sustains global poverty and undermines human life, the Baptist World Alliance president said.
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BWA Nominates Two
BWA Nominates Two "Virginians" as President-Elect, First Vice President-Elect
Two Baptists with connections to Virginia have been nominated to serve as the top leaders of the Baptist World Alliance – the largest organization of global Baptists.
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Activist and Academician Show Baptists Are Transformers
Activist and Academician Show Baptists Are Transformers
A professor presented a history of Baptists as transformers during the BWA gathering, and a woman from India provided a modern-day example of that legacy.
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Professor Addresses Stem Cell Research at BWA Gathering in Netherlands
Professor Addresses Stem Cell Research at BWA Gathering in Netherlands
Whether in a test tube or a woman's womb, a human embryo is a human being with moral status and should not be destroyed for its stem cells, a Samford University prof says.
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Global Baptists Celebrate 400th Anniversary in Amsterdam, Remain Champions for Religious Freedom
Global Baptists Celebrate 400th Anniversary in Amsterdam, Remain Champions for Religious Freedom
Gathering in Amsterdam to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Baptist movement, global Baptists reflect on how they can remain champions of religious freedom.
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BWA Gathering to Deliberate on Baptists' 400th Anniversary
BWA Gathering to Deliberate on Baptists' 400th Anniversary
When member of the Baptist World Alliance come together in the Netherlands in late July, the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first Baptist church will take center stage.
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Baptists Sign Letter to Obama Urging Middle East Peace
Baptists Sign Letter to Obama Urging Middle East Peace
More than 50 religious leaders, including Baptists from the United States, signed a letter sent to President Obama, calling for a just and lasting resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Haiti Must Work Together to Rebuild, University President Says
Haiti Must Work Together to Rebuild, University President Says
Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. If the nation wants a future, it will require the united work of the Haitian people, not foreigners, according to the president of the Christian University of Northern Haiti.
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In the Minority, Lebanese Baptists Take Message to Arab World
In the Minority, Lebanese Baptists Take Message to Arab World
The Baptist movement in Lebanon began more than a century ago when a Lebanese photographer visited a Baptist church in St. Louis. Today, its ministries include a seminary, publishing house, school and a community-relief organization.
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The Disappearing Christians of the Middle East
The Disappearing Christians of the Middle East
Sixty years ago, Christians constituted more than 25 percent of the overall Palestinian population in the Holy Land. Today, those numbers have dwindled alarmingly, due largely to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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BWA Sends Condolences to Italians Hit by Earthquake
BWA Sends Condolences to Italians Hit by Earthquake
Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam offered condolences and prayerful support to the people of Italy following a devastating earthquake that hit Abruzzo, in the central region of the country on April 6.
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Coffey Encourages New Baptist Covenant Movement
Coffey Encourages New Baptist Covenant Movement
David Coffey, president of the Baptist World Alliance, told an estimated 900 participants at the Baptist Border Crossing that their network will be successful as they trust the Lord to help them overcome barriers.
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Police Raid Baptist Home in Azerbaijan, Detain Three Women
Police Raid Baptist Home in Azerbaijan, Detain Three Women
Three Baptist women were detained and fined for "illegally spreading Christianity and other faiths" in the South Caucasus country of Azerbaijan on March 25.
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More than 120 Persons Baptized in Jordan
More than 120 Persons Baptized in Jordan
The baptisms were the culmination of an afternoon of celebration in which the Baptism Center at Bethany beyond Jordan was dedicated.
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Baptists and Muslim Scholars Meet in Jordan
Baptists and Muslim Scholars Meet in Jordan
The Baptist World Alliance convened a number of Christian and religious groups in Amman, Jordan, to discuss common interests and to review plans surrounding the official opening and dedication of the Baptism Center in Bethany beyond Jordan.
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Baptist Woman Who Works with Prostitutes Honored with BWA Award
Baptist Woman Who Works with Prostitutes Honored with BWA Award
No Baptist woman is more deserving of the Baptist World Alliance’s human rights award than Leena Lavanya, who runs homes in India for lepers, female sex workers and children living with HIV/AIDS.
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BWA to Appoint New Director for Freedom and Justice
BWA to Appoint New Director for Freedom and Justice
Raimundo César Barreto Jr. of Brazil is being recommended as the BWA’s first director of its Division of Freedom and Justice.
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When God Steps In
Daniel Subba left school in Nepal determined to pursue the communist agenda. But God had other plans for him.
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Westboro Baptist: Fires Prove God Hates Australians
Westboro Baptist: Fires Prove God Hates Australians
The National Director of the Baptist Union of Australia, the Rev. Brian Winslade, has denounced the latest hate speech from Westboro Baptist Church, which yesterday claimed that God hated Australians and was directly responsible for the tragic Victorian bushfires.
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Baptists in Australia Offer Bushfire Assistance
Baptists in Australia Offer Bushfire Assistance
Washington, D.C. (BWA) -- Baptists in Australia have established an emergency relief fund to aid persons affected by the worst natural disaster in the history of the southeastern state of Victoria.
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Global Poverty
Too many American Christians have myopia about the malnourished and their moral obligations.
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Baptist Monitoring Group Cites Problems in Azerbaijan
Representatives from the European Baptist Federation (EBF) and the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) recently issued a report citing human rights and religious liberty shortcomings in Azerbaijan.
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Baptism Center in Jordan to Open in March
Washington, D.C. (BWA) -- The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) will lead a service of dedication for the new Baptism Center in Jordan at its official opening on March 20, 2009.
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BWA Responds to Letter from Muslim Leaders
Washington, D.C. (BWA) -- The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) has issued a formal response to "A Common Word Between Us and You," a letter written by 138 Muslim leaders and scholars that appealed for Christians and Muslims to cooperate in engendering peace and religious freedom.
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BWA General Secretary Comforts Indian Baptists
Washington, D.C. (BWA) -- Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam has sent a letter of comfort to Baptists in India in the wake of the attacks in Mumbai, the country's financial capital and largest city, in late November.
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BWA Condemns Violence Against Christians in Orissa
Washington, D.C. (BWA) --The Baptist World Alliance has expressed grave concerns about the persecution of Christians in the Indian eastern state of Orissa.
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Baptist Relief Agency Labels World Hunger Crisis a 'Daily Disaster'
While Baptist World Aid observes World Hunger Month during October, the world's hunger crisis is a daily disaster. This year's awareness campaign seeks to drive home that point with the worldwide Baptist community under the theme, "Hunger Crisis: A Daily Disaster."
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SBC Leadership Not Interested in Rejoining Baptist World Alliance
The Southern Baptist Convention, which four years ago withdrew from the Baptist World Alliance over theological and relational differences, isn't likely to return to the fold any time soon, the denomination's leaders indicated Tuesday.
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Missouri Baptist Editor Says Southern Baptists Shouldn't Rejoin Baptist World Alliance
A Baptist state newspaper editor hopes leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention won't take steps to rejoin the Baptist World Alliance.
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BWA Leaders Request Prayer for Georgia
WASHINGTON (BWA) Baptist World Alliance President David Coffey and General Secretary Neville Callam are appealing for prayer for those affected by the conflict between Georgian and Russian forces over the Georgian breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Estimates are that more than 158,000 persons are displaced as a result of the fighting.
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Baptists Seek Aid for Victims of Georgia-Russia Conflict
The Baptist World Alliance on Wednesday gave an initial grant of $10,000 to help people affected by violence between Russia and Georgia.
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Australian Baptists Join Other Religious Leaders in Calling for Action on Global Warming
In a rare interfaith effort, Australian Baptists joined other faith leaders in a letter calling for action by the federal government on climate change.
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Moral Amnesia about SBC's Withdrawal from the BWA Is No Virtue
When the Southern Baptist Convention began the process of defunding the Baptist World Alliance and bore false witness against it, some Southern Baptists, who claimed to support the BWA, were publicly silent. They dared not challenge openly, if at all, the fundamentalist leadership. They engaged in collusion with wrongdoing, and that helped the SBC's abandonment of the Baptist global commons.
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Christ the Living Water
Many younger emerging Baptist leaders around the world long to attend an international conference and often hear of their leaders traveling to places they can only dream about. These younger leaders are usually not chosen to attend and do not have the resources themselves to pay the fare.
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BWA Hears Reports of Injustice in the West Bank, Plight of Baptists in Darfur
Baptist World Alliance's Freedom and Justice Commission participants spoke candidly about what they had experience in visits to the West Bank, voiced deep concern about the treatment of Palestinians and discussed the need to address the problem of Christian Zionism during the BWA's annual meeting held this year in Prague, Czech Republic.
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BWA Hears Reports of Injustice in the West Bank, Plight of Baptists in Darfur
Baptist World Alliance's Freedom and Justice Commission participants spoke candidly about what they had experience in visits to the West Bank, voiced deep concern about the treatment of Palestinians and discussed the need to address the problem of Christian Zionism during the BWA's annual meeting held this year in Prague, Czech Republic.
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BWA Leaders Pledge to Tackle Climate Change, Address Zimbabwe
Baptist World Alliance leaders repeatedly addressed the issue of climate change last week at their annual gathering in Prague, Czech Republic, even extending deliberations in the final session to strengthen a resolution on the issue.
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Global Baptists Voice Fear, Call for Positive Dialogue with Muslims Religious Leaders
When some Indonesian Muslims were looting, demonstrating, making intimidating phone calls and threatening churches in 1998, Muslim women at an Islamic boarding school protected the wife of a Baptist pastor when he was out of the country, showing him the positive side of Islam.
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Baptist World Aid Seeks to Become Baptist Hub for Disaster and Develop Initiatives
Baptist World Aid wants to become the "network hub" for the relief and development efforts for global Baptists, according to a document presented in Prague, Czech Republic, at the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance.
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BWA to Discuss Open Letter from Muslim Leaders to Christian Leaders
Global Baptists are scheduled today to discuss an open letter from 138 Muslim religious leaders to 32 Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant Christian leaders. Issued Oct. 13, 2007, the letter calls for finding common ground based on a shared understanding of each tradition's foundational principles of love for God and neighbor and warns that world peace depends on Christians and Muslims.
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Baptist World Alliance Aims for Greater Global Representation
Baptist World Alliance leaders this week will consider a proposed restructuring aimed at what one leader described as building "a truly global organization."
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Global Baptists Gather Next Week in Prague with Record of Growth, Organizational Change
When the Southern Baptist Convention voted in June 2004 to withdraw from and defund the Baptist World Alliance, a tiny body stepped up a month later at the BWA's annual meeting in Seoul, South Korea, with a commitment to help rebuild the world's largest organization of Baptist conventions and fellowships.
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Global Baptists Must Voice Opposition to Italy's Fingerprinting of Roma People
Denial of human rights anywhere is a threat to human rights everywhere. Silence to injustice any time furthers injustice every time. Indifference to the suffering of any group increases indifference to the suffering of all groups.
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More Aid Needed in Myanmar, Baptist Leader Says
Conditions in Myanmar remain desperate two months after Cyclone Nargis, according to the relief-and-development arm of the Baptist World Alliance.
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Zimbabwean Baptists Ask for Prayer
A political impasse and related violence has created a humanitarian and spiritual crisis in Zimbabwe, says a Baptist pastor there contacted by EthicsDaily.com.
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Baptists Mobilize Resources for Myanmar
WASHINGTON (BWA) Baptists from North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region are mobilizing personnel and resources to assist victims of a devastating cyclone and its resulting flooding in Myanmar.
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Baptists Urged to Respond to Cyclone in Myanmar
Baptists have joined government and charitable groups working to relieve human suffering in the aftermath of Saturday's devastating cyclone in Myanmar.
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British Baptist to Head North American Seminary
WASHINGTON (BWA) The head of BMS World Mission, the British Baptist mission agency, has been selected to be the 10th president of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago.
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Christian Delegation Says Recent Attacks on Indian Christians Worst in History
Recent violence in Orissa, India, was the worst ever targeting the Christian community in democratic India, according to a fact-finding report by the All India Christian Council.
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Baptist World Aid Seeks Funds for Kenya Relief
Baptist World Aid, the relief-and-development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, is seeking funds to aid Kenyans suffering from violence that erupted after a disputed presidential election Dec. 27.
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BWAid Gives to Flood Victims In Mexico
(BWA) Baptist World Aid has sent an initial sum of $10,000 to aid victims of flooding in Mexico.
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October 'Hunger Month' for Baptist World Alliance
The Baptist World Alliance observes October as Hunger Month. Why is this necessary? Consider the statistics that appear on the Bread for the World Web site:
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October 'Hunger Month' for Baptist World Alliance
The Baptist World Alliance observes October as Hunger Month. Why is this necessary? Consider the statistics that appear on the Bread for the World Web site:
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Baptists Praying for Peace in Myanmar
Christians in Myanmar, including Baptists, planned prayer services for their country, while an American Baptist leader urged Christians everywhere to follow events and pray for peaceful resolution of a bloody government crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrations now in its second week.
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