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Baptists from the past and present are celebrated in a new film that has been launched on YouTube. “Being Baptist – Called Gathered Sent” is a 15-minute film commemorating the 400th anniversary of a Baptist presence in the United Kingdom. Involving six Baptist churches and four associations, the film intersperses tales from Baptist history with […] Read More

A courageous Jamaican Baptist who played a crucial role in initiating the end of the slave trade is set to deepen understanding of black and ethnic minority Baptist Christians, nearly 200 years after his death. Sam Sharpe was a Baptist deacon who spoke out against the injustice of slavery and instigated a general strike in […] Read More

We need to stop being Christians “up to a point” – and give our lives fully to Jesus. That was the challenging message from U.S. pastor and author Tony Campolo during the Saturday night address to the assembly of BMS World Mission and the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Relating his point to the financial […] Read More

Editor’s note: This column is another of several EthicsDaily.com will carry from an initiative from Great Britain called “Beyond400.net – Baptists Imagining Life After 400 Years.” I suppose one of the things that I appreciate most about being a Baptist is the celebration of the ordinary. There aren’t special people who are the only ones […] Read More

Editor’s note: This column is another of several EthicsDaily.com will carry from an initiative from Great Britain called “Beyond400.net – Baptists Imagining Life After 400 Years.” I wonder why you became a Baptist. Maybe you never did: perhaps you’re a cradle Baptist, or you just found yourself once in a church with a Baptist Union […] Read More

Editor’s note: This column is the first of several EthicsDaily.com will carry from an initiative from Great Britain called “Beyond400.net – Baptists Imagining Life After 400 Years.” A nearly $1.6 million black hole is projected for the Baptist Union of Great Britain end-of-year accounts. We can’t continue as we are, and it has got people […] Read More

There are no great expectations that the U.N.-led Durban Climate Change Conference currently being held in South Africa will produce any significant outcomes. Awareness of climate change has increased, but the will to act has not. We should note that churches around the world have been raising the alarm about climate change for decades – […] Read More

Joppa, a Baptist interfaith network, will close – but only because it has achieved its purpose of making interfaith issues more widely known within the British Baptist denomination. In November, members of the Joppa committee decided to transfer the group’s work into the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB). BUGB set up an interfaith working […] Read More

Baptist congregations in Great Britain are increasingly open to the possibility of inviting someone to church, thanks to their participation in an initiative offered by the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB). In a series of telephone interviews conducted in the wake of this year’s event, British Baptist ministers repeatedly said their members were now […] Read More

The prayer to which Jonathan Edwards, general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, has called British Baptists is at once the most natural of human activities – and the oddest. We turn automatically to someone stronger and more powerful than we are ourselves when we are afraid or in need or puzzled. Many […] Read More