Honolulu, Hawaii, July 28 - August 1, 2010

Report of Proceedings












Several Commission members were present at the 20th Congress of the Baptist World Alliance held in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 28-Aug 1, 2010, but as is usual on these occasions (in contrast with the regular annual General Council), there were no dedicated sessions for the Commissions. At the General Council meetings held at the commencement of the Congress, however, those members present were able to asemble very briefly to meet with the new Commission Chair, Dr Craig Sherouse, and to hear from him about the current situation and hopes for future planning. Deputy Chair, Dr Cawley Bolt was also present. About a dozen commission members were in the group.

Announcements and explanations were also made about the new Commission arrangements following on the restructure.

Further developments will occur in the months ahead in the lead up to the first meeting of the Commission at the 2011 General Council to be held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, July 4-9. Registration forms for this event were distributed at the Congress and are available from the BWA Office and also on-line.

There was no other official Heritage and Identity activity at the Congress but there were some related presentations.

One of the Congress Forums was titled, Baptists at 400, and was chaired by Dr Cawley Bolt. Over two days it had fine presentations by Karen Bullock (former Chair of the HIC - for paper, click here), Daniel Carro (for paper, click here), Devon Dick (for paper, click here) and Blake Killingsworth (for paper, click here).

The American Baptist Historical Society had a display and there were some books of interest on the Baylor Press stand.



 Pictures: David Parker







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