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EBF Commission on Migration launches migration mapping survey

EBF press service - May 17, 2021

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.

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From Relapse to Hope

Cristina Arcidiacono, Baptist Union of Italy - March 24, 2021

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.

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Bjørn Bjørnø: “I want to be a blessing to the Baptist Community.”

Tim SolWoong Kim, EBF Communications Director - March 23, 2021

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.

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Voices heard about the 10 years of conflict in Syria

EBF press service - March 15, 2021

It is hard to believe that it is 10 years since a terrible civil war erupted in Syria. It has left over 380,000 people dead and a further 200,000 missed, presumed dead. Many have been injured, have lost their homes and millions forced to flee Syria for neighbouring countries such as Lebanon. But through the witness of Baptists in Syria, in Lebanon, and around the world God’s love and the light of Christ have penetrated the darkness of war and conflict.

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IBTS Centre announce New Chair in Christian Social Ethics at VU Amsterdam

IBTS Centre Amsterdam - February 24, 2021

As of March 1 this year, the Executive Board of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) has appointed David Gushee (US) as professor on the new endowed Chair of Christian Social Ethics at the Faculty of Religion and Theology and is established in cooperation with the International Baptist Theological Study Centre (IBTS Centre) in Amsterdam.

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Baptist World Alliance Calls for Equitable Global Vaccine Distribution

Baptist World Alliance - February 01, 2021

Inequality has been exposed in a multitude of ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. As disciples of Jesus, we anticipate his Kingdom of peace and justice and respond to our collective biblical mandate to confront all forms of human inequality. Our solemn plea is that the global vaccination plan would be a near-unprecedented model for global human equality.

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Statement on the Postponement of the EBF Event 'SENT 2021' until 2023

EBF press service - January 21, 2021

It is with great regret that we have now had to take the decision that, because of the continuing presence of the Covid-19 Pandemic and great uncertainty about when international gatherings will again be possible, our SENT 2021 event will not now take place in Stavanger, Norway from 21st-25th July, as planned. Yet there is a strong invitation from Norwegian Baptists not to cancel the event but postpone it until July 2023, when they would hope to welcome us all to Stavanger for ‘SENT 2023’.

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