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American pastor Brunson serving in Turkey imprisoned for ‘terrorism’ charges

IZMIR, Turkey (World Watch Monitor, TAB) — A Turkish judge sent Andrew Brunson to prison in Izmir, Turkey, on Dec. 9 — 64 days after the American pastor and his wife, Norine, were detained Oct. 7 under Interior Ministry deportation … 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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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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Istanbul pastor shows hope to protesters

ISTANBUL, Turkey (BP) — While protesters and police furiously clash in Istanbul, a pastor there is quietly continuing his ministry. Nicholas lives and works in Taksim, the epicenter of the increasingly violent encounters of recent days in Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city. … Continue reading

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