Religion: Baptists in Berlin

In Kaiser-Damm Hall in Berlin this week gathered 7,000 German Baptists, 3,280 Baptists from 60 other nations. Six years ago the Baptist World Alliance had picked that time and place for its Fifth Congress. When Germany went Nazi many a Baptist wanted to switch the meeting to Zurich. But Baptist leaders stuck to their plans because they believed they were confronted with "a challenge to Christian courage and faith."

Whether or not Nazi Germany had time or inclination to hearken to Baptist words last week, the Fifth Congress set out to do its level...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!