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Baptist World Alliance gains 4 new groups

BIRMINGHAM (TAB, ABP) — Now 231 organizations in 121 countries are a part of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) after four church networks recently joined. The Chin Baptist Churches USA, two groups from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (The … Continue reading

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BWA general secretary re-elected for 2nd five-year term

IZMIR, Turkey (BWA, TAB) — Jamaican Neville Callam was re-elected as general secretary for the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) during its meeting in Izmir, Turkey, July 17. Callam was the first person — neither North American nor European — to … Continue reading

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Baptist alliance forms in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey (TAB) — In Turkey, a country rich with Christian heritage but with a dwindling minority of Christians in its population today, four Baptist congregations recently formed the Alliance of Baptist Churches in Turkey to “encourage member churches, explain the … Continue reading

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Moldovan who fights human trafficking to receive BWA award

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) — Ilie Coada, a Moldovan who has spent his career fighting human trafficking, is the 2014 recipient of the Baptist World Alliance’s (BWA) human rights award, the organization announced March 5. The Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights … Continue reading

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Baptists plan global consultation on development in 2014

WASHINGTON (BWA) — A Global Development Consultation will precede the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) annual gathering in Izmir, Turkey, in July 2014. The event, set for July 5–6, is sponsored by Baptist World Aid, the relief and development arm of … Continue reading

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‘Embrace diversity,’ says BWA leader

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (ABP) —  Cultural and theological diversity among Baptists worldwide is both a challenge and a strength, Baptist World Alliance (BWA) General Secretary Neville Callam told European Baptist leaders gathered Sept. 25–28 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Callam urged the Council of … Continue reading

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BWA general council calls for ending Cuba embargo, stronger measures against child abuse

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica (ABP) — Baptist leaders from around the world called on the United States to lift its half-century-old economic embargo on Cuba in a resolution adopted during the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) annual gathering July 1–6 in Ocho … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Baptists meet in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (ABP) — About 300 Baptist leaders from around the world are in Santiago, Chile, this week for an annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). In an opening celebration service July 2, BWA President John Upton recalled … Continue reading

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