Baptist dignitaries and followers at the second general conference (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Grace Southern Baptist General Confederation is holding the third general conference in Ho Chi Minh City from August 8-11.

The event brings together 700 Baptist dignitaries and followers from 44 cities and provinces.

It aims to review the confederation’s performance in 2012-2016, elect a new executive board and map out working plans for the 2016-2020 tenure.

Deputy Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Tran Tan Hung praised the confederation for actively engaging in production, poverty reduction and charitable activities, contributing to the national construction and defence.

The confederation was established in November 1962 in HCM City and recognised by the Government as a religious organisation in 2008.

It now has over 43,000 followers across 44 cities and provinces.-VNA