Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Baptists to discuss International terrorism and refugee displacement

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The growing refugee crisis and terrorism will be among the issues to be discussed during the Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering, primarily Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Europe and the mayhem caused by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

The Annual Gathering is being held from July 4-9 in Vancouver, Canada.

It is expected that the General Council, which convenes during the gathering, will consider resolutions that speak to terrorist acts of violence and the displacement of persons.

Presenters and discussants include Baptist leaders in countries that are grappling with the crisis caused by refugees fleeing war and conflict from other countries, as well as persons working with response groups.

The impact of violence, terrorism and war on children and women will come in for attention, while sessions will be devoted to discerning a biblical response to these and other concerns.

The Annual Gathering brings together more than 300 Baptist leaders, theologians, teachers, pastors and other representatives from more than 50 countries for worship, fellowship, study, theological reflection and decision meetings.

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©July 4, 2016