Global Conference of Baptist Women
event postponed until July 2021
read more from BWA-Women executive director Moreen Sharp
Hello, dear sisters,
Thank you for your prayers for our long and serious deliberations regarding the impact of the corona virus pandemic on our upcoming Global Conference of Baptist Women. We have had deep concern with all that is happening in the world today and your safety has been of utmost importance to us.
It has been decided that our Global Conference of Baptist Women and the Baptist World Alliance Congress and Youth Conference will be postponed until July, 2021.
As you can imagine, this was a very difficult decision to come to but with countries closing their borders, the number of cases climbing, the number of countries being affected, the ease in the spread and the inability to know how long this crisis will persist, in the interest of all concerned, the decision has been reached.
This decision was made in consultation with the many who are involved in the leadership of both conferences and our leaders from across the globe including our local planning teams in Brazil. The consensus was a clear assurance that this was the recommended direction to take.
We are sorry for the disappointment this causes to everyone but we know that many will also be relieved.
We are, however, excited that we can continue in the direction we have been going excepting for the change of dates! The events will still be held in the same location, at RioCentro convention center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Early Bird rate for the Global Conference of Baptist Women will of course be adjusted to reflect this new reality. Please see the website for more information as it becomes available.
After all we will have gone through in this worldwide crisis, it will be incredibly special to be able to come together in 2021 to celebrate LIFE! To mourn together, laugh together, support each other and even more importantly learn and grow closer to God together as Baptist women from all across the globe.
Join Baptist women from around the world in Rio de Janeiro at the 2021 Global Conference of Baptist Women
July 3 – 6, 2021