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Baptist World Alliance
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In 1905, Baptists from all over the world met in London to form the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). The BWA is a worldwide fellowship of 189 Baptist conventions and unions in more than 200 countries. In 1997, there were about 42 million adult baptized believers in the member organizations of the BWA. (This number does not include the more than 10 million independent Baptists worldwide which do not belong to the BWA.) Missiologists indicate that if one included children and sympathiz…

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Lotz, Denton, “Baptist World Alliance”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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