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Baptist House in Amsterdam nears completion

EBF press service - May 18, 2017

A 1960s Baptist church building in a multi-cultural area of West Amsterdam is to become a new international ‘Baptist House’. It will provide a home for the Baptist Union of the Netherlands and its Seminary, the International Baptist Theological Study Centre (IBTSC) and the official office of the European Baptist Federation (EBF).

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EBM Mission Council 2017: Sharing and learning, giving and receiving

EBF press service - May 14, 2017

Vienna and the Baptist Union of Austria have been hosting several international meetings this spring. From 11-14 May it was EBM International (EBMI) that brought its Mission Council to Vienna. Walter Klimt, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Austria and his team once again showed wonderful hospitality, this time to EBM International delegates who had gathered from around the world.

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Hope is in the air in Wales!

Denzil John, Baptist Union of Wales - May 04, 2017

This story features the work of one of the EBF member bodies, the Baptist Union of Wales. Wales was once part of the industrial heartland of the UK and had thriving Baptist and other nonconformist churches. Now both the nation and the churches face the challenges of post-industrial decline and rural depopulation. The Baptist Union of Wales has sought to face up to these challenges with courage and vision, and the following is just one story of the signs of renewal and hope that the Union is seeing in these days.

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Introducing leaders in the EBF: Lise Kyllingstad

EBF press service - April 26, 2017

Lise is from Norway. She worked as the Mission Coordinator for the Youth Department and the Baptist Union of Norway from 2001 till 2009. Since January 2015 she has been working as the Mission Director. She also served in the EBF Youth Committee in the beginning of the 2000s.

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Warm welcomes for Kang-San Tan

BMS World Mission - April 25, 2017

The Baptist family, both here and around the world, has reacted to the news that Dr Kang-San Tan will take over from David Kerrigan as BMS General Director this year with a sense of confidence and affirmation. The appointment has been called “bold and creative”. Leaders of key Baptist partners sent the following messages in response to the announcement.

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Becoming literate about God’s world

Helle Liht, EBF - April 21, 2017

The tradition of celebrating Earth Day on April 22 is one of the fruits of "environmental awakening" in the end of the 1960s. Started in 1970 in the United States, it has grown into an international movement with partners in 196 countries. This year's Earth Day is focusing on environmental and climate literacy.

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Hungarian Baptist Deaf reach out in Europe

Baptist Union of Hungary - March 30, 2017

The Hungarian Baptist Deaf Church has recently started to enter the international (European) arena with its ministry. Their aim is to increase awareness in other European countries, too, of the special needs and opportunities for ministering to people, who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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