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Baptist World Alliance

Rating: 4.83 stars   42 reviews 934

Nonprofit Issues:

International, Religion, Economic Development

Address:

405 N Washington St Falls Church VA 22046 USA

Mission:

Networking the Baptist family to impact the world for Christ.

Results:

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) mission is expressed in broad ministries and distilled into effective programs. The BWA promotes Baptist unity throughout the world such as at Annual Gatherings, evangelism and training conferences, and in Congresses, held every five years. (BWA's Baptist Family Celebration 2020 will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.) The BWA resources churches in evangelism training around the world through conferences providing resources for each local organization that participates. The BWA remains faithful to Baptist principles regarding human rights and religious freedom by helping people who suffer from injustice. Our consultative status before the United Nations gives us a voice for the oppressed of all races and religions. The BWA responds to people in need through its relief and development arm, working to prevent hunger and sickness through support of ongoing educational, agricultural and medical programs. The BWA has ongoing development programs in dozens of countries. The BWA promotes relevant theological reflection through study groups, exchanges with other expressions of the Christian faith, and meetings of scholars and theologians who collaborate to address the issues of today and express Baptist perspectives on those matters.

Target demographics:

the wider communities where our 232 member conventions, churches and institutions reside, and to equip them in their desire to faithfully participate in God's purpose to reconcile all things to God's self in Christ Jesus.

Geographic areas served:

121 countries and territories in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, North America

Programs:

evangelism, relief and development, human rights and religious freedom, theological reflection and worldwide fellowship.

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6 people found this review helpful

I have been well acquainted with the work of the Baptist World Alliance since my teen years in the 70's when I became fascinated with the report of an older church member who attended a BWA world conference at that time. She returned to our church in the Midwest a changed person, and her enthusiasm made a strong impression on me, decades younger than this traveler.
Since then, I have seen firsthand the impact the BWA has on lives from developing countries. I have witnessed the dedication of its staff and volunteer officers. I have learned that the faith of those different than I can strengthen and expand my faith. Perhaps most importantly, I have seen an organization from the inside that is transparent, effective, and able to reach corners of this globe that no other global organization has managed to do. I commend this nonprofit organization as one that needs to be increasingly noticed, championed, and used by those within and beyond Baptist arenas.
My church in Maryland sends all of its disaster relief support through Baptist World Aid with the confidence that it will be well used by those who need it most in the most desperate areas around the world.

 
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kathe (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Connie, we are grateful for the joy you bring and our continued partnership with you in doing this amazing work.

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1 person found this review helpful

A very vibrant nonprofit. I am so proud of their response in time of catastrophic events throughout the world - the BWA does not wait for member churches to send the help; they forge forward to help those in need while asking everyone to join together and assist. They are willing and faithful.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The ministries of the Baptist World Alliance have made and are making a difference in the world. What's cool about that statement is that it's true…not an exaggeration…when it comes to making a world-wide impact in the lives of people from all walks of life and from all areas of the world. That's why they are called the Baptist World Alliance! I have had the opportunity to witness this organization working and serving for the last 25 years of my adult life. I have experienced personal growth and a deeper understanding of the world in which I live while attending their conferences, serving on their committees, reading their publications, talking to people who have been directly impacted by their ministries and praying for the staff and the ministering bodies committed to realizing that "together we can do more!" I thank God daily for the work and ministry of the Baptist World Alliance.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Though I am a journalist but not a Baptist, I have seen, in many counties across the world, the results of courageous and competent outreach of Baptist missionaries as patient and loving teachers of literacy, health care and agriculture amongst primitive peoples, over decades of devotion. The results are increasingly apparent in remote regions of the 'developing world where Baptist missionaries have respected the distinct language and indigenous culture of tribal peoples. They have also been courageous defenders of human rights in defending and protecting such peoples from corporate and/or corrupt exploitation. They deserve our respect, informed admiration and support.
WAYNE KINES

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The BWA is the official network of the world's Baptists. It is truly global and spiritually and ethnically diverse.

 
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kathe (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We are blessed to be able to do this global work with you! You mean the world to us!

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3 people found this review helpful

A genuine international organization - all member bodies are involved at all levels.

 
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kathe (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this kingdom work with you!

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3 people found this review helpful

Fast in assisting member entities financially when disasters strikes!

 
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kathe (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

It is a blessing to be able to work with people in times of their greatest need!

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5 people found this review helpful

BWA acts immediately when it comes to giving aid for eg Nepal, Haiti etc, I am from South Africa and part of committee for the BWA local arrangements for upcoming congress in just over 2 months and will be meeting all you loving wonderful people and feel good to be associated with an organisation such as this.
Ronnie Reddy
GS Baptist Association of SA

 
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kathe (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We're so grateful for your support! Thanks for uplifting the global Baptist family. We can't wait to worship with you in Durban.

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4 people found this review helpful

The great thing about the Baptist World Alliance is that intentionally it is inclusive: of women and men, people from every part of the world, and continually seeking opportunities for dialogue with people of different faiths. The BWA has a really strong focus on human rights, freedom of conscience and active (that means real dollars, boots on the ground) aid in situations of crisis and need, together with the long-term work of building up local communities and leaders. It's a community that exists for service: not just of its own, but for the world. In short, it really does follow the way of Jesus Christ.

 
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kathe (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you for your comment! We feel blessed to take part in this global work with our global Baptist family! You mean the world to us:)

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3 people found this review helpful

Baptist World Alliance is a great organization that puts together people from all over the world to do good in a world that is tending in the other direction!

 
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kathe (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

We are grateful to take part in this work! Thank you for your comments.