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BWA General Council Resolution 1986.8

The BWA General Council, meeting in Singapore, July 1986:

1. is aware of the present situation in the country of Afghanistan and notes with concern the plight of some three million refugees;

2. also notes that the refugee situation has created serious problems for neighboring countries, particularly Pakistan;

3. urges the countries involved with the help of the United Nations Organizations to seek to reach agreement for the creation of conditions for restoring peace and the withdrawal of all foreign forces, so that the refugees from Afghanistan may return to their homes with honor and dignity.


Original Source Bibliography: Claas, Gerhard, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1986 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1986.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Gerhard Claas, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1986 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1986), p. 53.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1986.8 Afghanistan;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1986.8).

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