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Canadian Baptist Symposium

April 26, 2025

Canadian Baptist Symposium

Being Baptist: Past, Present, and Future

Announcement & Call for Papers

What forces, ideas, and individuals have shaped Baptists across Canada in past centuries? What components make up Baptist identity in the twenty-first century? And what challenges and opportunities lie ahead for Canadian Baptists in the days to come?


The Canadian Baptist Symposium seeks to answer these and related questions through a one-day conference on Saturday, 26 April 2025. Sponsored by the Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies and the Canadian Baptist Historical Society, the symposium will feature on-site sessions at both McMaster Divinity College (MDC) and Acadia Divinity College (ADC), with additional participants joining remotely.

Plenary speakers include Dr. David Bebbington (at ADC) and Dr. Michael Haykin (at MDC). Paper proposals of approximately 300 words are sought for potential breakout sessions. Papers should take no longer than 20 minutes to present and may be published in a future volume. Proposals should indicate whether the paper will be presented at ADC, MDC, or remotely. Preference will be given to papers presented at ADC or MDC. Please email proposals to by 1 November 2024.

Registration details will be announced at a later date.


April 26, 2025