Baptist World Alliance
Founded in 1905, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) currently includes more than 200 Baptist conventions and unions. Since the 1980s BWA has engaged in dialogue with the Lutheran World Federation, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the World Mennonite Conference, and the Anglican Consultative Council, and it is actively pursuing possible dialogue with the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. It also recently renewed talks with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity of the Roman Catholic Church and sent a substantial delegation to the 2007 Global Christian Forum. In addition, the organization forcefully promotes religious liberty and human rights worldwide. Other BWA efforts include humanitarian relief and development, evangelization, and Christian education.