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Baptist World Aid

The Baptist World Alliance stopped a six-year slide in contributions with a 10 percent growth in gifts during 2018, but its general secretary cautioned the upswing does not constitute a trend. […] Read More

Fragmentary experiences can inform and sharpen one’s understanding of the world. That has been my experience over 25 years as executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics/ Here are a few experiences that have expanded and enriched how I interpret the world: The “prosperity gospel” creates profound challenge for African Baptist churches. At a […] Read More

More than 2 million Syrians are refugees compared to 230,671 a year ago, according to the United Nation’s Refugee Agency. “More than 97 percent of Syria’s refugees are hosted by countries in the immediate surrounding region, placing an overwhelming burden on their infrastructures, economies and societies. They urgently need massive international support to help them […] Read More

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) formalized two appointments during a meeting of its general council in Chile on July 6. The BWA recently held its annual gathering in Santiago, Chile, from July 2-7. Rothangliani Rema Chhangte, originally from northeast India but whose last position has been liaison for Burmese refugees with American Baptist Home Mission […] Read More

An unassuming woman without theological credentials in a male-dominated faith tradition may be one of the most transformative figures at the Baptist World Alliance’s annual gathering in Ede, Netherlands.   “I’m not a theologian. I’m not a pastor. But I know the gospel,” said Leena Lavanya in impromptu remarks in the Freedom and Justice Commission meeting, […] Read More

Baptists around the world have been showing support for the beleaguered civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas. Baptists around the world have been showing support for the beleaguered civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas. BMS World Mission has given a relief grant of £6,800 to local partner Bethlehem Bible […] Read More

Baptists Aid Hurricane Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BWA)–Baptist World Aid, the relief-and-development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, has made donations to victims of Hurricane Dean on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.The hurricane, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in recent decades, reaching the level of category five, hit several Caribbean and Latin American countries such as St. Lucia, […] Read More

Numbers are chilling. Challenges are constant. Reports are recurring. Causes are clear. Solutions are settled. So, why aren’t we doing more about global hunger? Opportunities for engagement are overflowing. Organizations are plentiful with diverse approaches. Global Baptist relief and development entities are trustworthy. So, why aren’t we doing more about global hunger? Baptist officials are […] Read More

The relief-and-development arm of a worldwide Baptist organization has issued a special appeal for donations for victims of floods in South Asia that displaced an estimated 10 million to 20 million people in northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Baptist World Aid has sent initial grants of $5,000 each to the Bengal Baptist Union and the […] Read More

More than 180 Christian “prophets” recently descended on Australia’s capital for advocacy and lobbying training to fight global poverty. The “Voices of Justice” campaign June 16-19 was sponsored by Micah Challenge, part of a Make Poverty History project to influence politicians to fulfil Australia’s commitment to do its part in funding and achieving the U.N.’s […] Read More