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2022 BWA Annual Gathering Focused on Racial Justice

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

BWA Welcomes New Member Body

(BIRMINGHAM, AL – July 20, 2022)  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. With 10,000 members in 59...

BWA Commissions New Vice President

BWA Commissions New Vice President

(BIRMINGHAM, AL – July 17, 2022)  Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr. was unanimously elected Vice President for the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) at the global body’s Annual Gathering in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on Thursday, July 14. The election comes after nominations were...

BWA Presents 2022 Human Rights Award

BWA Presents 2022 Human Rights Award

(BIRMINGHAM, AL – July 17, 2022)  On the final day of the 2022 Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Annual Gathering, the BWA presented the 2022 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award to Daniel L. Buttry. Established in 2006, the annual award is given by the BWA for...

BWA General Council Approves Four Resolutions

BWA General Council Approves Four Resolutions

(BIRMINGHAM, AL – July 16, 2022)  The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) General Council approved four resolutions during their final session of the 2022 Annual Gathering. The first two resolutions addressed the state of war, violence, and political unrest in the countries...

Baptist World Alliance Launches Global Evangelism Initiatives

Compelled by the Great Commission, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) has a longstanding commitment to evangelism, rooted in the call to live out Gospel witness in every place and among all people groups in partnership with other believers.

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.

Baptist World Alliance Participates in UN Prayer Service

Baptist World Alliance Participates in UN Prayer Service

(FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, USA - March 5, 2022) As part of the Baptist World Alliance’s ongoing commitment to pray for peace in Eastern Europe, BWA leadership participated in a multi-faith prayer meeting entitled “Global Prayers for Ukraine: A Multi-Faith Service for...

Baptist World Alliance Responds to Crisis in Ukraine

(FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, USA - February 27, 2022) The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) decries the violence in Eastern Europe and supports the Baptist efforts there to be the light of Christ. In response to the rising tension along the Ukrainian and Russian border, the...