May 30th, 2018
From 18 to 20 April 2018 IBTSC Amsterdam hosted a conference on the topic of ’Evangelicals and Oppression: Eastern European Perspectives’. During the three days 13 papers were delivered, ranging from life stories of Siberian Baptist women under Stalinist pressures to the practice of religious freedom in the pre-World War 1 era in the Russian Empire. The papers were delivered by Ian Randall, Miriam Dobson, Constantine Prokhorov, Galina Prokhorova, Lydie Kucova, Koos-jan de Jager, Johannes Dyck and others. Professor Walter Sawatsky, Dr. Ian Randall and Dr. Constantine Prokhorov signed copies of their publications at the conference.
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The research into Baptist and Anabaptist Identity is conducted under the general theme of "The History and Identity of Radical Reformation Traditions". The research takes into account both social and historical context where these traditions developed as well as theological realities. Special attention is paid to Baptist history in Eastern European context where research in this field was dramatically limited during the Soviet era.
Dr Toivo Pilli leads the Baptist and Anabaptist Identity stream.