Baptist World Alliance
Eron Henry, Associate Director of Communications
Neville Callam, General Secretary
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October 20, 2011

For Immediate Release

BWA hosts global Christian leaders

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Washington, DC (BWA)--Leaders of the major Christian bodies met at the international offices of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) on October 19.


The Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions, comprising mainly general secretaries and other chief executive officers of the major Christian bodies around the world, together with other leaders of global church fellowships, were guests of BWA General Secretary Neville Callam. Callam made a brief presentation on Baptist life and witness and provided information on the major values that form the focus and drive the ministry of the BWA.


The delegation of 28 persons, which included Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), is holding its annual meetings at the offices of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Silver Spring, Maryland, close to Washington, DC.


Meetings of the Conference of Secretaries are held in a different part of the world each year.


The secretaries share practical and common concerns, including issues surrounding the planning of international conferences, such as visa restrictions, as well as evangelism, religious freedom, justice and peace issues.