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  Alliance of Baptists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Alliance of Baptists is a fellowship of Baptist churches and individuals.
The Alliance was formed in 1987, by congregations that separated from the Southern Baptist Convention during the 1980s fundamentalist/modernist controversy.
In contrast to most of the Southern Baptist Convention and much of the wider Baptist movement, the Alliance has emphasized women's ministry and encouraged women to seek ordination and senior pastorates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alliance_of_Baptists   (214 words)

 ipedia.com: Baptist Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Since one of the distinctives of the Baptist denomination is the idea of the priesthood of the believer, Baptists reject the concept that there is authority flowing down from previous church leaders which can be traced to the apostles in apostolic succession.
Baptist theology teaches that humans have been contaminated by the sin of Adam and Eve's rebellion against God, and that for this sin we are condemned to damnation.
Baptists have played an important role in the struggle for freedom of religion in England, the United States, and other countries, including many who were imprisoned and even died for their faith.
www.ipedia.com /baptist.html   (1331 words)

 Alliance of Baptists -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Alliance was formed in 1987, by congregations that separated from the (An association of Southern Baptists) Southern Baptist Convention during the 1980s (A supporter of fundamentalism) fundamentalist/ (An artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles) modernist controversy.
In contrast to most of the Southern Baptist Convention and much of the wider (Follower of Baptistic doctrines) Baptist movement, the Alliance has emphasized women's ministry and encouraged women to seek ordination and senior pastorates.
The Alliance is involved in missions, endorsement for chaplaincy & pastoral counseling, and assistance in placement of ministers in ministerial jobs.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/alliance_of_baptists.htm   (201 words)

Baptists in Tennessee voted down a proposed bylaw that would have altered the way trustees are elected at a college and two universities affiliated with their state convention.
The bylaw, which called for the Tennessee Baptist Convention to fill trustee vacancies with nominees acceptable both to the state convention and the particular school, fell 70 votes short of the two-thirds majority it needed to pass.
The Alliance of Baptists, with an aggregate church membership of 60,000, was established in 1986 to protest actions of conservatives who at the time were gaining control of the Southern Baptist Convention.
www.baptiststandard.com /1999/12_8/pages/briefs.html   (452 words)

 What is the Baptist World Alliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Baptist World Alliance is a fellowship of 211 Baptist unions and conventions comprising a membership of more than 32 million baptized believers.
From the start of Baptist life in the 17th Century when Baptists were persecuted for their understanding of faith, religious freedom has always been central to Baptist faith and witness.
Baptists men share their commitment to evangelization through an annual day of prayer and witness in April.
www.bwanet.org /AboutUs/WhatIsBWA.htm   (713 words)

 Baptist World Alliance Heritage and Indentity Commission - Who are the Baptists - contenental Europe
Baptists in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are suffering decline, the only area on the continent where this is occurring.
Baptist work was greatly aided by the mission vigour of the Oncken movement, the revivalism of the time, and the German and Ukrainian stundists who met for devotional hours.
Baptists in Eurasia are noted for their biblicism, strict moral code, and lengthy worship services which include several cycles of singing, prayer, and preaching.
www.bwa-baptist-heritage.org /hst-ceur.htm   (1841 words)

 Baptists on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Patterns of Canadian Baptist life in the twentieth century: Baptists in Canada met in the summer of 1900 in Winnipeg to organize an all-Canada Union.
The influence of Calvinism on colonial Baptists: an ongoing argument emerging in the past decades of Baptist life revolves around the theological origins of early Baptists generally, specifically in America, and the...
The International Baptist Seminary: a Baptist attempt at Americanization, education, and missions in East Orange, New Jersey: Ethnicity is an important part of American and Baptist history.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Baptists.asp   (812 words)

 Alliance of Baptists affirms same-sex marriage : Wednesday, April 28, 2004
The Alliance of Baptists, a progressive Baptist group, has adopted a statement in favor of same-sex marriage.
Continuing a tradition, the alliance also expressed its concerns about Cuba, renewing its commitment to work toward the normalization of relations between the United States and the island nation.
The Washington-based alliance, which grew out of a protest of the conservative leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a member of the National Council of Churches.
www.biblicalrecorder.org /content/news/2004/4_28_2004/ne280404calliance.shtml   (243 words)

 Alliance of Baptists: Dialogue with Alliance of Baptists: a partnership in mission and ministry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Alliance of Baptists: Dialogue with Alliance of Baptists: a partnership in mission and ministry
Similarly, the Disciples claimed the unity of the church as its "polar star" as it was born in the early 19th century, and has always sought throughout its history to enter into ecumenical relationships for the sake of strengthening the mission and ministry of the church.
The context of the Partnership in Mission and Ministry we propose for the Alliance, the UCC, and the Disciples is both that of the world (God?s oikoumene) and the wider ecumenical movement (seeking unity in the body of Christ).
www.ucc.org /ecumenical/alliance-dialogue.htm   (1710 words)

 Hours of Worship at Glade Baptist Church
Glade Baptist Church is affiliated with The Alliance of Baptists, The Baptist General Association of Virginia, and the Highlands Baptist Association.
Baptist General Association of Virginia - since 1771, Virginia Baptists have been organized to furnish a means of cooperation for missions and ministries, while fully honoring the basic Baptist principle of the autonomy of the local church.
This property was sold to Baptists in the early 1970's to form a mission congregation of Blacksburg Baptist Church.
civic.bev.net /glade/Aff.HTML   (321 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Baptists Today
In April 1983 a group of Baptists who felt the conservative leaders of the SBC were restricting access to information about the struggle founded the publication.
Their intention was to provide news and information about Southern Baptist life independent of the official denominational news services.
As conservatives solidified control of the SBC, the moderate faction began new semi-denominational organizations, such as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-918   (464 words)

 SBC Baptist Press - FIRST-PERSON: Alliance of Baptists affirms same-sex 'marriage'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Alliance was born out of the Southern Baptist Convention's controversy of the 1980s, and it first functioned as a protest movement against the conservative leadership of the SBC.
Thus, when the Alliance of Baptists criticizes the "politicization" of the same sex "marriage" debate, it insinuates that its own activity is above politics while those who oppose same sex "marriage" must lower themselves for engagement at the political level.
Nevertheless, the Alliance of Baptists should be recognized for its candor and honesty on this issue, for many other denominations and religious bodies are doing their best to hide their real convictions on the question.
www.sbcbaptistpress.org /printcolumn.asp?ID=1398   (841 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | US Southern Baptists split world alliance
The Baptist church is engaged in an extraordinary internecine row, incorporating accusations of slander and deceit, after the US Southern Baptists split from the rest of the worldwide church.
The 16 million Southern Baptist worshippers are a third of the entire Baptist membership, and notable for their deep conservatism; they are regarded as one of the bedrocks of President George Bush's support.
The Southern Baptists say they are alarmed at a perceived "liberal drift" in the rest of the church - personified, according to Don Hinkle, editor of the Missouri Baptist convention Pathway newspaper, by allowing Desmond Tutu, South Africa's former archbishop, to address the Baptist World Alliance's general council during a meeting in Durban.
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,1245841,00.html   (643 words)

 Alliance of Baptists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Alliance volunteers found their way to the Houston Astrodome area to help evacuees from Hurricane Katrina.
Undesignated hurricane relief funds that come to the Alliance office will be disbursed to Alliance-endorsed chaplains in the hurricane disaster area for their own use or for use in their ministry.
The Alliance relies solely on the support of our members and churches to offer a clear voice on many important issues facing our world today.
www.allianceofbaptists.org   (465 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Southern Baptists quit global alliance
It helped launch the alliance 99 years ago and was a strong supporter before its move toward conservatism with the election of a right-leaning president a quarter-century ago.
The convention's pullout means the alliance will lose $300,000 next year, but ''our concern is not financial," said the Rev. Denton Lotz, general secretary of the alliance.
The Rev. Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, told the meeting the problem was a liberal drift within the alliance.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/06/16/southern_baptists_quit_global_alliance   (534 words)

 Georgia Baptist Convention - Georgia Baptist Convention -
From our beginnings, Baptists have actively favored the Lordship of Christ, the authority of the Bible over tradition, believer's baptism, the priesthood of all believers, the gathered and congregational church, local church autonomy that encourages associationalism/connectionalism, the separation of church and state, and religious liberty.
Local Baptist congregations were thought to be the only true churches, together comprising the Kingdom of God on earth and able to trace their lineage back to the New Testament through a succession of non-Roman Catholic bodies.
Baptists should not accept the so-called baptism of other groups (not even their immersion), not share the Lord's Supper with them, not recognize their ordinations, and not permit their ministers in Baptist pulpits.
www.gabaptist.org /common/content.asp?PAGE=168   (4415 words)

 Southern Baptists Exclude Baptist World Alliance Exhibit -- Beliefnet.com
Baptist news services reported that the Falls Church, Va.-based alliance learned of the decision in a letter from the convention manager of the meeting that will take place June 15-16 in Indianapolis.
Southern Baptist officials have accused the alliance of a "leftward drift" and some of them were upset when the organization accepted the moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as one of its more than 200 member bodies in 2003.
Alan Stanford, the alliance official to whom Wilkerson's letter was sent, told Baptist Press that the decision to exclude the alliance from the exhibit area seemed "premature" and would prevent meeting attendees from asking questions of alliance representatives before taking a vote on the recommended action.
www.beliefnet.com /story/141/story_14196_1.html   (411 words)

 Associated Baptist Press - News
The Alliance of Baptists was founded in 1987 as the first national organization started in response to conservative-led changes in the Southern Baptist Convention.
The Alliance website also includes a statement affirming same-sex marriage that was adopted during the organization's annual meeting in 2004, as well as the report of a task force on human sexuality that was commissioned and received "with gratitude," though not officially adopted, in 1995.
Stan Hastey, Alliance executive director, said the convention's decision "doesn't come as a great surprise," adding, "I find it sad that this single criterion is identified as the end-all and be-all issue of our time," he told Associated Baptist Press.
www.abpnews.com /news/news_detail.cfm?NEWS_ID=800   (977 words)

 Alliance asks CBF to rescind policy of not funding gay-friendly groups
The Alliance of Baptists, a much smaller splinter group off the SBC, has urged the Atlanta-based CBF to rescind a new "organizational value" that forbids direct funding of groups that condone gay and lesbian relationships.
The Washington-based Alliance voted to make the request of CBF during the Alliance's annual convention April 20-22, held at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., a church under fire for its pro-gay stance.
That prompted the Alliance's board of directors to decree the group should "have no official presence" at the June CBF meeting in Atlanta, in order to remain consistent with its "welcoming and affirming" stance toward gays and lesbians.
www.baptiststandard.com /2001/5_7/print/alliance.html   (803 words)

 european baptists say unity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The EBF represents approximately one million Baptists in 36 countries in Europe and five in the Middle East and is led by President Billy Taranger, Norway and General Secretary Theo Angelov, Bulgaria.
They emphasized the work of Southern Baptists who worked with the BWA "at the front lines of the fight for religious freedom and human rights during times of persecution on their continent.
The EBF Executive points out that Baptists in Europe and the Middle East are a minority group that often faces opposition from much bigger denominations or even other religions.
www.bwanet.org /news/europebaptistsunity.htm   (416 words)

 Alliance of Baptists considers revisioning | Friday, Jan. 18, 2002
In 2000, the Alliance was accepted as a member of the National Council of the Churches of Christ, and it maintains a relationship with the Institute of Christian and Jewish Studies.
Gaddy's comments sparked lengthy conversation about what the role of the Alliance should be, and prompted current president Paula Clayton Dempsey, chaplain at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, to appoint a four-member task group to bring a suggested "revisioning process" to the board in April.
Also at the Oakland meeting, the Alliance board approved a 2002 operating budget of just under $290,000 and a mission offering goal of $95,000 to be distributed among 24 organizations.
www.biblicalrecorder.org /content/news/2002/1_18_2002/ne180102alliance.shtml   (491 words)

 Ecumenical: Alliance of Baptists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Alliance of Baptists, an affiliation of more than 100 Baptist congregations, has been in official conversation with the United Church of Christ since the mid-nineties.
Conflict between Congregationalists and Baptists in 17th-century New England resulted in the flight of Baptist dissenters from Massachusetts Bay Colony and their founding of a new colony in Rhode Island dedicated to religious freedom.
The growing relationship between the Alliance and the UCC has offered an opportunity for both traditions to explore their their history, but more than that, it has helped both traditions discover a wealth of shared biblical and theological conviction.
www.ucc.org /ecumenical/alliance.htm   (223 words)

 Baptist Alliance, UCC, Disciples
UCC Ecumenical Officer Lydia Veliko and Alliance of Baptists Executive Director Stan Hastey, co-conveners of the dialogue team, welcomed Welsh's willingness to pursue the possibility of Disciples involvement as a full partner in the talks.
Noting that Disciples and Baptists are finding each other locally in the same way Baptists and UCC folks have done, Veliko observed: "The dialogue between the Alliance of Baptists and the UCC is such a vital one because it touches at the heart of local ecumenical energy and efforts.
The work of the local, regional, and national leaders on behalf of the relationship between the Alliance and the UCC is done for the sake of the mission and ministry of the congregations.
www.disciples.org /dns/Releases2002/0274.htm   (515 words)

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It helped launch the alliance 99 years ago and was a strong supporter before shifting toward strict conservatism a quarter-century ago.
The December report complained that some in the alliance had questioned "the truthfulness of Holy Scripture," refused to affirm the necessity of conscious faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, promoted women preachers, criticized the SBC and its foreign mission board and adopted an "anti-American" tone.
The last straw came in 2003, when the alliance accepted as a member the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a rival group to the SBC formed by moderates who oppose denominational leaders' conservative policies.
www.11alive.com /news/news_article.aspx?storyid=48170   (346 words)

 Pullen's Partners
We are an Alliance of Baptists congregation… The Alliance of Baptists is a small association of progressive Baptist churches and individuals committed to historic Baptist principles of freedom of individual conscience, the freedom of every congregation, and religious freedom for all.
In 1987, when the changes in the character of the Southern Baptist Convention were under way, several Pullen members joined with others to create an alternative organization known today as the Alliance of Baptists.
We are a member of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America… The purpose of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America is to unite and enable Christians to make peace with justice in a warring world.
www.pullen.org /home/partners.php   (587 words)

 Southern Baptists leave Alliance - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - June 16, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Southern Baptist Convention voted yesterday to sever its 99-year relationship with the Baptist World Alliance on the grounds that it includes a Baptist denomination with openly homosexual members.
After an appeal to reconsider from the Rev. Larry Walker, a delegate from First Baptist Church in Dallas, debate was cut off and the Convention voted with a show of hands, roughly 80 percent to 20 percent, to sever ties, according to Denton Lotz, BWA general secretary.
The 8,000 Southern Baptists at the meeting also heard a speech from President Bush that stressed his support for "a constitutional amendment to protect marriage as the union of a man and a woman."
www.washtimes.com /national/20040615-115647-5156r.htm   (731 words)

 Viewpoint - April 1999 Page 8 - Alliance of Baptists
Speaking at the sixth annual meeting of the Alliance of Baptists (1992), CBF moderator John Hewett (an Alliance member), stated that the Alliance has been “at the center of the [Cooperative Baptist] Fellowship from the very beginning.” (Baptist Press, March 9, 1992)
And while some Alliance people will object, I want you to know I won’t be among them… [I]n the Alliance, we have known of some of our gay constituency and have sought to create a welcoming atmosphere.
In 1998, the Alliance of Baptists voted to hold its annual meeting at University Baptist Church, a congregation which was “kicked out” of the Baptist General Convention of Texas for ordaining a homosexual as a deacon.
www.mbla.org /vp4998.htm   (654 words)

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