IBTSC - EBF joint conference

18 - 20 Apr 2018 Amsterdam, the Netherlands

International Conference

'Evangelicals and Oppression: Eastern European Perspectives'

18 – 20 April 2018

Location: Baptist House, Postjesweg 150, 1061 AX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The conference explores the topic 'Evangelicals and Oppression' in a wide- ranging way and from different angles: oppression that Eastern European Evangelicals have met in their history; elements of oppression that Evangelicals have created themselves in relation to other groups or within their own church life; conflict and community; religious freedom and political pressures; Biblical interpretation and persecution in Evangelical life; spiritual practices in times of persecution and oppression; reception of and reactions to oppression and tensions; practices of forgiveness in historical perspective.

Submissions of papers for consideration (to last no more than 30 minutes in delivery) are welcome. We plan to publish some of the conference papers in a separate volume or in the IBTSC Amsterdam journal Baptistic Theologies.

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send the title and a short description for consideration to: Dr Toivo Pilli ( before 15 January 2018. For further information and for registration by 15 March 2018, contact: You can also register online at:

Registration for the conference is open until 15th March 2018

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Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. A limited number of travel scholarships are available for participants from Eastern Europe, depending on the number of applications.

Download Registration Form from here.