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Baptist World Alliance

Heritage & Identity Commission

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

July 1 - 6, 2013

Interim Report


Images by E Henry

Images by C Sherouse

Next year’s Annual Gathering will be in Izmir, Turkey, July 7 – 12

Monday, July 1 - Tour of Jamaican Baptist historical sites.

Tuesday, July 2, 2:00 – 4:30: Introductions. Reports on Projects.

Doreen Morrison and Glenroy Lalor: “The History of Jamaican Baptists”

Note: Paper as presented not available; but click here for another one by one of the authors which provides relevant information on the same topic)


Wednesday, July 4, 5:00 – 7:30:      

METR Commissions Joint Round Table on Evangelism

Friday, July 6, 5:00 – 7:30:

Fred Anderson, “Free Indeed: Virginia Baptists and Slavery

David Parker (via Skype), Discussion on Project, “Mapping a 21st Century Global Baptist Identity

Thursday, July 5, 10:30 – 12:30:     

Ken Edmunds, “The First Baptist Place of Worship – The Great Bakehouse in Amsterdam, circa 1598”

Delroy Reid-Salmon, “The Caribbean Baptist Diaspora”