Baptistische Weltallianz fordert gerechte Verteilung von Impfstoffen

Global Baptist Leaders Unite in Signing of Government Petition


(FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA – January 29, 2021)

As the number of COVID-19 cases surpasses the 100 million mark, the Baptist World Alliance is issuing a call to Baptists around the world to stand together in combatting this global pandemic. Members of the Baptist World Alliance Forum for Aid and Development (BFAD), an international network of more than 25 aid agencies, have collaborated on a statement outlining key calls to action.

"Es war ein Segen und ein Privileg, ein Teil des Horizons-Trainingsprogramms zu sein", sagt Priya. "Es war eine Selbstbefragung, die mir geholfen hat, mich in vielerlei Hinsicht zu beschneiden. Ich lernte die verschiedenen Facetten des Lebens eines jungen Menschen kennen, die Herausforderungen, mit denen er konfrontiert wird, und wie man damit umgeht. Ich habe auch gelernt, dass ich im Leben der Menschen einen Unterschied machen muss, eine Person nach der anderen, so wie es Christus tat."

The four-fold action plan includes:

  • Calling for the cooperation of governments to support systems of coordinated mass vaccination and enhance access to vaccinations through aid and economic innovations;
  • Urging Baptists globally to participate in enabling global vaccination;
  • Repudiating unhelpful narratives associated with mass vaccination and asking Baptists and all people of goodwill to do so as well; and
  • Issuing a clarion call for just access to available COVID-19 vaccines globally, including six specific steps of justice necessary for equitable global access and a shared solidarity in addressing a global pandemic.

“We stand together both in prayerful lament for the many who have been impacted by this disease but also in hopeful expectation that we can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable by choosing equity and justice at this crucial time,” said Elijah Brown, BWA General Secretary.

Baptists worldwide are invited to join this advocacy movement by signing a petition calling for equitable distribution of the vaccine by February 10, 2021. Already signed by global Baptist leaders from every region, the petition will be sent to government leaders.

To learn more about this initiative or to sign the petition, visit To find out more about BFAD, whose members have mobilized more than $1.5 million USD in COVID-19 aid and relief over the last year, visit