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Baptist-Anglican conversations continue in 2000-05 time frame

WASHINGTON (BP)--Baptists and Anglicans continued their international conversations in Latin America and the Caribbean with two meetings in Santiago, Chile, Jan. 22-24, and Nassau, Bahamas, Jan. 26-28.

Overseas Bible burnings spur unified religious actions

WASHINGTON (BP)--In the Euro-Asian country of Georgia, the burning of Bibles at a Baptist warehouse in early February, led by a dissident Orthodox priest, has brought together Christians but also other religious communities in this country to fight for religious liberty, a Baptist pastor said in visiting the Baptist World Alliance in Washington.

Religious liberty, evangelism, membership occupy BWA council

SEVILLE, Spain (BP)--The lone Baptist church in Seville, Spain, welcomed Baptist World Alliance General Council members for their July 8-13 annual meeting -- coinciding with the 120-member church's 50th anniversary.

International Baptist minister comes under fire

WASHINGTON (BP)-The president of a major European Baptist organization has come under attack from a defrocked Orthodox priest and his followers.

Peacemaking & countering sin addressed by BWA’s Denton Lotz

MANILA, Philippines (BP)--The church "must work for peace or we become irrelevant," Denton Lotz, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, said.

BWA exec urges Israeli withdrawal, Palestinian condemnation of bombings

WASHINGTON (BP)--The Baptist World Alliance's general secretary has urged Israel to withdraw from Palestinian areas and for Palestinian believers to condemn suicide bombers.

‘Jesus Christ Living Water’ adopted as BWA centennial congress theme

BIRMINGHAM, England (BP)--"Jesus Christ Living Water" has been selected as the theme for the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Baptist World Alliance, July 27-31, 2005, in Birmingham, England.

Romanian Baptists seeking to heal wounds of communism

WASHINGTON (BP)--Seeking to heal divisive political history within its ranks, the Baptist Union of Romania has decided reconciliation with its communist past is better than seeking political or legal judgments against its own people.

Pakistani Baptists ask for prayer

WASHINGTON (BP)--When the bombing in Afghanistan began Baptists in a church in neighboring Pakistan had just concluded the evening service. The pastor, Daniel Sardar, has asked Baptists around the world to pray for believers there and their witness for Christ at this very critical time.

Prof: BWA plays key role ‘amidst a divided world’

WASHINGTON (BP)--Incidents of religious intolerance around the world are akin to a "tsunami wave," Paul R. Dekar, professor of evangelism and missions at Memphis (Tenn.) Theological Seminary told the Baptist World Alliance's Freedom and Justice Commission.