The heaviest rainfall in recent memory led to devastating floods across Western Europe last week. The flooding badly affected regions of Germany, Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
The first-ever BWA-KIBC Evangelism Award was given to the 3D Church in Estonia, announced at the 22nd of World Baptist Congress. The award was presented by Baptist World Alliance in collaboration with Kowloon International Baptist Church in Hong Kong.
A M S T E R D A M – Dr. Hans Riphagen (38) has been appointed rector of the Baptist Seminary in Amsterdam as of September 1. The Baptist Seminary is the theological training centre for these two denominations that are currently in the process of merging.
June 20th is World Refugee Day. We invite EBF member bodies to celebrate displaced peoples in our communities and learn more about the reality of refugee and asylum seekers.
With contributions from every region of the Baptist family, the Baptist World Alliance Holistic Mission Guide shares how churches across the globe are adapting and transforming ministry in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other crises.
On May 26, 2021, Baptists theologians and leaders from around the world participated in a joint conversation with Orthodox theologians and leaders at the International Theological Conference at Bucharest University.
After a mapping exercise conducted in 2015-2016 to see the response of EBF member bodies to the refugee crisis, it is time for an updated view. The EBF Commission on Migration is launching a mapping survey to better learn the ways EBF member bodies are currently working with and alongside forcibly displaced peoples across the EBF region.
Let us first understand what is going on in Israel/Palestine today. Recently, tensions grew stronger and violence spread all over the country in different forms. Following are some of the potential reasons behind this wave of violence.
Cristina Arcidiacono: Reflecting on the predicament of churches in the current pandemic, it occurred to me that our being together in this particular time is a new way of embodying church, and in a broader sense, an opportunity of deepening our vocation to be a church through life-giving relationships.
On the 11th of November 2020, the Baptist Union of Norway welcomed a new General Secretary, Bjørn Bjørnø (60). Although Bjørn is new to the Baptist Community, he was elected as a General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Norway after a long process of discernment with 24 candidates.