Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Baptist World Alliance Day to be observed in May

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Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Day 2013 will focus on the theme Hear the Spirit – Liberation, and will be observed on May 4 and 5, depending on whether Baptists worship on Saturday or Sunday.

On BWA Day, Baptists are encouraged to worship together and pray for one another. The observance began in the 1920s and was first known as Baptist World Sunday. Originally celebrated in February, it now occurs on the first Saturday and Sunday in May. Churches may, however, celebrate the day at a time that is more convenient.

Worship resources are available on the BWA website at

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© January 28, 2013

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.