The Baptist World Alliance observes World Human Rights Day on December 7 and 8, depending on whether Baptists worship on Saturday or Sunday.
Originally led by Baptists in Europe and the United States, the Baptist World Alliance is trying to reposition itself as an organization in which all cultural groups have an equal voice.
BGAV head John Upton says white Baptists have given too little attention to social problems that disproportionately affect racial minorities.
The Mexican government is reporting 80 deaths and scores missing in flashflooding and mudslides following two major storms.
Cairo pastor uses Facebook to alert the world that his Baptist brothers and sisters in a neighboring town were being attacked after the government's crackdown on Mohammed Morsi supporters.
About 2,500 youth from more than 60 countries are attending the 16th Baptist Youth World Conference July 17-21.
The general council of the global Baptist fellowship also called on member bodies to adopt stronger measures against child abuse.
The Baptist World Alliance has launched a global appeal to help with long-term recovery from a series of disasters that occurred recently in the United States.
Duke McCall, a leader in Baptist life for four decades, has died.