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Eron Henry

Many persecuted and marginalized groups, including people of faith, are affected by the constitutional law of their nations. A new resource compiles what 180 nations’ constitutions say about religion, belief, faith and conscience. […] Read More

Malaria is a deadly disease but also one of the most preventable. Spread by infected mosquitoes that pass it on to humans, it affects countries in the tropics, mainly parts of Africa and Asia. “Malaria is the third biggest killer of children globally, yet the disease is 100 percent preventable and treatable, making all malaria […] Read More

Eron Henry is associate director of communications at the Baptist World Alliance. 1. Where did you grow up? I was born in Jamaica, close to the town of Ocho Rios on the north coast. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? The story of Joseph. From my early years […] Read More

The Union of Baptist Churches (UBC) in the Netherlands was founded in 1881 with seven churches. Today, it reports about 80 churches with approximately 11,000 members. Although most Baptists trace their history to the establishment of the first Baptist church in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1609, the Baptist faith did not take root in the western […] Read More

WASHINGTON (BWA) A global Baptist leader decried attacks targeting Christians in the state of Orissa in eastern India. More than 600 churches have reportedly been demolished, 4,000 Christians forced to flee from their villages and at least 25 killed as a result of religious violence. Riots erupted after a Hindu religious leader and four of […] Read More

WASHINGTON (BWA) Baptists from North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region are mobilizing personnel and resources to assist victims of a devastating cyclone and its resulting flooding in Myanmar.Baptist World Aid, the relief-and-development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, has pledged $50,000 for relief assistance and is coordinating relief efforts with Baptists around the world. […] Read More

Sudan Church Unites

WASHINGTON(BWA) The Sudan Interior Church North and Sudan Interior Church South have reunited to form one convention.First constituted in 1963, the Sudan Interior Church (SIC) divided during the Second Sudanese Civil War from 1983 to 2005, during which more than two million people died and an estimated four million Sudanese were displaced. Baptist congregations were […] Read More