Fire destroys Burmese Bible school

Karen fireFire destroyed a Bible school and other buildings at a Baptist-run refugee camp on the Thailand/Myanmar border April 28.

Churches attacked in Kenya, Nigeria

Kenya mapKenyan churches are tightening security after a lone attacker exploded a grenade inside an evangelical church in Nairobi on Sunday April 29, killing one person and injuring 15. Meanwhile, a string of bombings in Nigeria during Sunday morning worship services killed at least four people in Maiduguri and 15 in Kano, with many others injured.

British Baptists face budget shortfall

British BaptistsThe Baptist Union of Great Britain faces likely cutbacks as leaders project that financial support from Baptist churches will continue to decline.

Baptist minister in Texas makes another run for Kenyan Parliament

A Kenyan expatriate and Baptist pastor who lost his bid for a parliamentary seat in 2007 has announced plans to run again. And his ultimate ambitions reach even higher, as evidenced by his Facebook page, "Rev. Dr. Solomon Kimuyu for President."

Japan tsunami survivors still feel comfort of Baptist relief

Japan reliefIn March of 2011, Baptist disaster relief teams, known in this part of Japan by the yellow shirts, hats or vests they wear, responded to the world's first triple disaster—a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis— within days. They have kept a steady presence ever since by working through the Tohoku Care ministry.

British Christians say no to nukes

Baptists and other Christian leaders in the United Kingdom are urging the government to scrap plans to replace its fleet of nuclear-armed submarines.

Baptist workers report progress, point to need on second anniversary of Haiti quake

While international attention long since has moved on to other stories like the pro-democracy Arab Spring and U.S. presidential election, the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake remains a present reality in Haiti, Baptist workers reported on the disaster's second anniversary.

Israel inaugurates Gospel Trail so visitors can follow Jesus' steps

Israel has inaugurated a Gospel Trail for Christian pilgrims-- 39 miles of integrated paths leading from Mount Precipice on the southern outskirts of Nazareth to the site of ancient Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Gaza Baptist Church, 'functioning' but 'restricted,' says Brother Andrew

The last remaining evangelical church in Gaza is functioning but in danger of dying, famed Bible smuggler Brother Andrew said after a recent visit to Gaza Baptist Church.

Baptist fined in Uzbekistan

The leader of a Baptist church in Uzbekistan was fined 80 times the minimum monthly wage Nov. 21 for holding what authorities considered an illegal religious meeting outside of a registered house of worship.

Chinese government awards Baptist missionary

An American Baptist missionary was the only foreigner among more than 30 recipients of a prestigious charity award granted recently by the government of Jiangsu Province, China.

BWA voices solidarity with Iranian pastor facing death sentence

An international Baptist leader called on Baptists around the world to call on their government leaders to advocate on behalf of an Iranian pastor sentenced to death after refusing to recant his faith.

Haitian Baptist leader released unharmed

The Haitian Baptist leader who was kidnapped early Sept. 29 was released unharmed later that day without a ransom payment, the Baptist World Alliance reported Sept. 30.

White House condemns death sentence for Iranian Christian

The White House condemned Sept. 29 the conviction of a pastor sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity in Iran.

Baptist leader in Haiti kidnapped

Emmanuel Pierre, general secretary of the Baptist Convention of Haiti, has been kidnapped. The incident occurred in Cap-Haïtien, the second largest city in Haiti, and where the convention offices are located.

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