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Global Baptists face a growing debate about how to best organize for relief and development work. This issue likely will be a focal point for hundreds of Baptists from dozens of countries who are in Vancouver, Canada, this week for the annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). Over the past few years, disagreements […] Read More

(BWA) – The day after Haiti was rocked by a devastating earthquake in January, Edrice Romelus, superintendant for evangelism and former general secretary for Baptist Haiti Mission, tried to travel to downtown Port-au-Prince, but the damage to the shattered city was too great. “Houses had fallen. People were in the streets suffering. We felt lots […] Read More

A magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti, one of the most impoverished countries in the world, on Jan. 12. With a population of just under 10 million residents, the possibility for a horrific outcome looms large. According to the United Nations, 80 percent of residents live in absolute poverty. Therefore, already battling against extreme poverty, terrible health […] Read More

Baptists in the Dominican Republic are taking part in relief efforts following recent floods and landslides in their country and neighboring Haiti. Thousands of people along the Haitian-Dominican border lack drinking water and food and need urgent aid after raging floods left nearly 2,000 people dead or missing, a United Nations assessment team said Friday. […] Read More

Baptists in the Dominican Republic are taking part in relief efforts following recent floods and landslides in their country and neighboring Haiti. Thousands of people along the Haitian-Dominican border lack drinking water and food and need urgent aid after raging floods left nearly 2,000 people dead or missing, a United Nations assessment team said Friday. […] Read More

While discussing a threat that its largest member convention is pulling out, members of the Baptist World Alliance Executive Committee heard good news about Baptist work prospering on continents around the world. In Mongolia, where there is not yet a Baptist convention, BWA president Billy Kim preached in a Harvest Mongolia crusade at which an […] Read More

It is now three weeks since past and present leaders of Baptist World Aid asked the chair of the Southern Baptist Convention’s committee on its relationship to the Baptist World Alliance to substantiate its accusation that the BWA has funded “questionable enterprises through Baptist World Aid.” On Dec. 23, four days after the release of […] Read More

The hypnotic beauty of Bangladesh surprised me. As we set out into the countryside at dawn, the reflection of the deep green and golden crops was reflected in the water. This was my first visit to Bangladesh, and it was hard to imagine that this is the country that tops the league for government corruption, […] Read More