Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Baptists release freedom and justice book

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Baptists release freedom and justice bookEngaging the Jubilee: Freedom and Justice Papers of the Baptist World Alliance (2010-2015), is now available for purchase.

The volume comprises papers by commission members of the Baptist World Alliance and guest presenters on issues of peace, human trafficking, gender equality, religious freedom, the environment and poverty, among others.

Authors and presenters are from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and North America, including past winners of BWA human rights awards, Lauran Bethell, Glen Stassen and Edgar Palacios.

Editors included Raimundo Barreto, former Baptist World Alliance (BWA) director of Freedom and Justice; Ken Sehested, founding director of Baptist Peace Fellowship; Luis Rivera-Pagan, former professor at Princeton Theological Seminary in the United States; and Paul Hayes, senior pastor of Noank Baptist Church in Connecticut in the US.

BWA General Secretary Neville Callam expressed “sincere appreciation for the faithfulness of Barreto in completing an assignment he began while he was on the BWA staff.”

Copies of Engaging the Jubilee may be obtained on

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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.