European Baptist Federation
The Baptist Union of Great Britain is a member of the European Baptist Federation
(EBF), which aims ‘to strengthen and draw together Baptists in Europe and the Middle East on the basis of their Christian witness and distinctive convictions, to encourage and inspire them in faith and fellowship and shared responsibility, and to seek in all its endeavours to fulfill the will of Jesus Christ, Lord and Saviour.’
The EBF, founded in 1949 to unite European Baptists as Europe emerged from the devastation of World War 2, is comprised of approximately 826,000 Baptists in 54 Unions and Conventions, and 5 affiliated churches and networks, stretching from Portugal to the far reaches of Russia.
Included in this family are Baptists in Eurasia and the Middle and Near East. EBF leaders work continuously to help strengthen the relationships in these countries where, as of now, no formal union exists.
The European Baptist Federation also serves as the European representative for the Baptist World Alliance
Every other year, the Council of the EBF elects a President. At the meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, in September 2017, British Baptist, Jenni Entrican, was elected as EBF President. Jenni was also President of BUGB in 2015-16.
The Council also agreed four Resolutions:-
Anti-Terror Legislation and Relgious Freedom
Religious Freedom in Russia
The EBF Council met in Sofia, Bulgaria in September 2015. Please click on the video below for a 'flavour' of the spirit of the meetings.