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Baptist World Alliance
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The Baptist World Alliance arose in 1905 in London as an alliance of Baptist unions and now has its headquarters near Washington, D.C. According to its constitution, it seeks to represent the essential unity of Baptists in the Lord Jesus Christ, to strengthen brotherhood, and to promote the spirit of fellowship, service, and cooperation among its members. It does not infringe upon the independence of the participating congregations and unions. It holds a world congress every five years. Its main work takes place in …

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Schütz, Eduard, “Baptist World Alliance”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B67>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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