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Baptists. Concluded in Rome the Festival for the 150 years of Baptists’ presence in Italy

Rome (NEV), September 30, 2013 – A joyful party with great music and lots of moment consecrated to fraternity. This was the atmosphere of the Festival for the 150 years of Baptists’ presence in Italy held in Rome from 5 to 8 of September. The event was organized by the Christian Evangelical Baptist Union in Italy (UCEBI) on the premises of the Taylor Institute where about 400 people, coming from all over Italy, met not only for the celebration but also to renew their commitment to witness in the Country. The issues discussed proved this commitment that ranged from “eco-community” to prisons, from intergenerational relationships to multiculturalism, from migration issues to the political sphere. An exhibition way dedicated to baptist history, from the origins of the movement to the life of Italian Baptist congregations. A huge cake, on which headed the number 150, was shared by all the participants. What perhaps gave the sense of a witness coming from the past and looking to the future, were the three concerts, from tradition to modernity: from the hymns sung by grandparents and great-grandparents to those sung by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Among the current topics the Syrian conflict was not forgotten and moments of prayer have been devoted to that situation together with a declaration of the UCEBI Executive Committee. Many guests, among whom Regina Claas, vice president of the Baptist World Alliance, Eugenio Bernardini, moderator of the Waldensian Church, Alessandra Trotta, president of the Methodist Churches’ Work Organization.

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XLII Assembly of Baptist Italy

Rome (NEV), November 30, 2012 – Pastor Raffaele Volpe was confirmed president of the Christian Evangelical Baptist Union in Italy (UCEBI) by the about 100 delegates gathered in Chianciano Terme (Siena) from November 22-25 for the UCEBI’s XLII Assembly. Re-elected for a second two-years term Past. Volpe thanked the Assembly for the renewed confidence and asked for prayers, suggestions, criticism and advice to continue the journey towards the renewal of Baptist churches. The Assembly also confirmed Giovanni Arcidiacono as vice-president; the other memberof the Council are Dunia Magherini, Ruggero Lattanzio, Elizabeth Green, Giuseppe Miglio, Massimiliano Pani, Ettore Zerbinati and Manoel Florencio Filho.

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Open Letter to Mr. Silvio Berlusconi

Rome, 19th January 2011 - The following is an open letter the President of the Baptist Union in Italy (UCEBI) has sent to the Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi:

Mr Prime Minister

I am writing this letter as president of the Baptist Union in Italy, but above all as pastor, to call your attention to some verses from one of the psalms of David (101) Although responsible for government, David did not always know how best to administer the delicate relationship between power and responsibility. In this prayer to God, he makes some clear pledges, placing limits on his power and evidencing his own responsibility.

 

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Intergenerational Summer Retreat 2012

ROME, February 2012 - Dear churches, this year as well the Baptist Union organizes an intergenerational Summer retreat, to live a time of training,
spirituality, play and rest: Camp VariEtà. The theme of this year will be: "As the lilies of the field (Matthew 6:28)" - learn to
grow in the school of our Master Jesus dismissing anxiety from our heart, entrusting to the care of our Creator and following a
sober life-style, respectful of the environment and others. Cultivating a culture of peace. And sharing with others the good news of Jesus Christ. For info write to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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