The 21st Baptist World Congress (#BaptistCongress15) will be held in Durban, South Africa, from July 22-26, 2015.
According to the Baptist World Alliance, Baptists from more than 80 countries are traveling to South Africa to participate in the event. It is the first Baptist congress in Africa, a region with the fastest numerical growth among Baptist Christians. Already, several hundred Baptist women are gathered in Johannesburg for the Baptist Women Leadership Conference which precedes the congress, running from July 18-21. The congress, normally held every five years, was first hosted in London in the United Kingdom in 1905.
Congress participants and others from around the world can follow the latest events on the website of the Baptist World Alliance at www.bwanet.org. Daily updates will include live video streaming of plenary sessions; constant flow of information through the BWA congress app; videos and photos on social media through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube; and regular press releases
Plenary speakers are Peter Chin from South Korea, Donald Ndichafah from Cameroon, Dimitrina Oprenova from Bulgaria, Anthony Carroll from the Bahamas, Luiz Soares Silvado from Brazil and Joel Gregory from the United States.
The daily schedule in five languages is available on the BWA website as well as a comprehensive report of the ministry of the BWA over the last five years, since the previous congress in Hawaii in July 2010.