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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The Baptist World Alliance, founded in 1905, is a fellowship of 253 conventions and unions in 130 countries and territories comprising 51 million baptized believers in 176,000 churches. For more than 100 years, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the 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.