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Jordan unveils $100 million master plan for the supposed site of Jesus’ baptism

AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) – Jordan has launched a $100 million master plan aimed at attracting 1 million Christian pilgrims to celebrations of the second millennium of the baptism of Jesus in 2030.

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.

BWA concerned about treatment of Baptists in Middle East

WASHINGTON (BP)--The Baptist World Alliance has issued an appeal to the Israeli government to intervene in the plight of a Gaza Baptist minister whose Palestinian-born wife has not been allowed to return to Israel.

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.

Baptist World Aid sends emergency grants for Congo disaster relief

WASHINGTON (BP)--Baptist World Aid (BWAid), the relief and development arm of the Baptist World Alliance, has made initial emergency grants of $30,000 to help those who have fled the volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.

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.

Humanitarian issues dominate BWA; CBF membership application denied

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Canada (BP)--In this coastal birthplace of Canada, leaders of the Baptist World Alliance approved actions on religious liberty, the forgiveness of the national debts, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, welcomed five new members and elected new staff at the annual general council meetings, July 2-7.