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Baptists in Nigeria expressed thanks for a Baptist World Alliance (BWA) human rights visit to the West African country in December.  “Words are inadequate to express our appreciation to you all for putting your lives on the line to come to us. That was quite an amazing love,” said Olasupo Ayokunle, president and chief executive […] Read More

Having been raised in a non-liturgical Baptist church, the liturgical worship calendar, with its seasons and emphases, was not only unobserved but also unknown. I remember learning about Hanukkah at some point in my upbringing, but I cannot recall hearing about, much less participating in, seasons of the Christian church’s worship life other than Christmas, […] Read More

A Lenten Bible study featuring Baptists from around the world is available from Student and leader guides for the eight-week study, “Eyeing Easter, Walking through Lent,” may be ordered here. Sample student lessons and leader guides are available for review. The undated, online unit was produced in partnership with the Baptist World Alliance and […] Read More

Baptists in Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), are urging the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) to assist people displaced by the conflict in the African country. The rebel military group, March 23 Movement (M23), based in eastern areas of the DRC, operating mainly in the province of North Kivu, has […] Read More

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) has awarded $10,000 for flood relief in Nigeria after torrential rains killed more than 360 people, injured more than 18,000, caused widespread property damage and displaced more than two million people. The worst floods in five decades have affected many areas of the country, especially near the Niger River and […] Read More

Baptists in Lebanon are appealing to the worldwide Baptist family to pray for the Middle Eastern country in the wake of a bomb blast on Oct. 19. At least eight persons were killed, including Wissam al-Hassan, the country’s head of intelligence, and his assistant. An estimated 110 more were injured. Nabil Costa, executive director of […] Read More

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is leading a response to assist Syrians displaced by the civil war in the Middle Eastern country. Baptists around the world are being encouraged to make donations to the BWA to alleviate what has developed into an urgent need. The BWA has sent an initial grant of $15,000 for the […] Read More

Baptists in the United States and elsewhere are responding to the disasters caused by the passage of Hurricane Isaac through sections of the Caribbean and the United States. Churches in Haiti provided shelter and other forms of assistance to those affected by the storm. “Source of Light,” a new complex of school, orphanage and other […] Read More

Nigerian Muslims and Christians were killing one another about the same time that Baptists discussed a resolution on the Nigerian crisis at the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) meeting in Santiago, Chile. According to the Christian Science Monitor, gunmen killed two elected officials last Saturday who were attending a funeral of Christians killed in an earlier […] Read More

There is a special need for Baptists to pray for and remember the Middle East, according to Tony Peck, Baptist World Alliance (BWA) regional secretary for Europe and general secretary for the European Baptist Federation (EBF). The EBF includes conventions and unions in the Middle East. Peck expressed special concern for the Baptist church in […] Read More