Against Terrorism

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BWA General Council Resolution 2002.6

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Seville, Spain, July 8-13 2002:

NOTES with profound sadness the continuing suffering and destruction caused by various kinds of terrorism;

EXTENDS its sympathy to all victims of terrorism and encourages initiatives to offer relief to such victims;

CONDEMNS the attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center, New York, and the Pentagon, metropolitan Washington D.C.;

RECOGNIZES the responsibility of governments to uphold the peace by lawful and legitimate means;

DENOUNCES the use of violence in the name of God and the service of religion;

CALLS upon its member bodies to re-affirm the conviction that Christ’s kingdom will be served only by means consistent with the Prince of Peace; and

DECLARES its willingness to engage in debate and conversation with other religions and ideologies to resolve areas of tension.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2002 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2002.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2002 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2002), p. 94.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2002.6 Against Terrorism;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2002.6).

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