Baptist World Alliance Logo

BWA General Council Resolution 2008.

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, July 20- 25, 2008;

Offers sincere thanks to the Baptist Union of Czech Republic for the invitation to hold this Annual Gathering in Prague;

Expresses thanks to Jan Titera, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of the Czech Republic; Keith Jones, Rector of International Baptist Theological Seminary, and Tony Peck, General Secretary of European Baptist Federation, for their leadership and diligent efforts in making arrangements for this meeting;

Appreciates all the Baptists of the Czech Republic and members of the International Baptist Theological Seminary community for their gracious hospitality to Baptist representatives from around the world;

Notes that this Annual Gathering is the first such meeting directed by Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam and congratulates him and the BWA staff for their contributions in making this a successful meeting;

Thanks all who led in worship and the many other Baptists who provided leadership in various ways during the week;

Prays God’s continued blessings on the Baptist World Alliance as we strive to serve our Lord by serving His people around the world known as Baptists.


Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008), pp. 130- 131.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2008.1 Appreciation;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2008.1).

For more information about Baptist World Alliance resolutions, visit

Since its formation in 1905, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the global Baptist family to impact the world for Christ with a commitment to strengthen worship, fellowship and unity; lead in mission and evangelism; respond to people in need through aid, relief, and community development; defend religious freedom, human rights, and justice; and advance theological reflection and leadership development.

Latest News

Baptist World Congress Logo Unveiled

In partnership with Australian Baptist Ministries and Queensland Baptists, the BWA is pleased to unveil the 2025 Congress logo designed by a First Nations artist.

2022 BWA Annual Gathering Focused on Racial Justice

(BIRMINGHAM, AL – July 22, 2022) The thematic focus and content development for the Gathering was largely facilitated by the BWA Racial Justice Action Group launched in October 2020 with unanimous affirmation from the BWA Executive Committee. Co-chaired by BWA General Secretary Elijah M. Brown and BWA First Vice President Karl Johnson from Jamaica, the Action Group embarked on a two-year journey

BWA Welcomes New Member Body

Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 12, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) General Council unanimously approved the Missionary Baptist Conference, USA (MBC), as the newest member of the global Baptist body.

Executive Committee Releases Statement on Ukrainian Crisis

(FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, USA – March 25, 2022) In conjunction with its Executive Committee meetings conducted this month, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Executive Committee has released a joint statement in response to the crisis in Eastern Europe. This is the first statement of its kind released by the Executive Committee in over 40 years.