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BWA General Council Resolution 1982.4

We hold the conviction that our ministry to people should be holistic, inclusive of the all important spiritual, and also of the physical and moral.

We acknowledge with joy the work of Baptist churches, associations, unions and mission bodies in ministries of health and education and would strongly encourage bold new ventures in poverty areas.

We encourage our peoples to coordinate their activities in the area of health with the work of the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund and other international agencies which are seeking to achieve “Health for All by the Year 2000.”

We appreciate the efforts of our peoples to expand literacy and educational programs and projects so that persons everywhere may be better informed citizens and have the opportunity to read the Word of God in their own language.

We are grateful for the development projects of Baptist World Aid, whereby the constituency of the BWA joins in practical ways to meet health and education needs in many countries. We are also grateful for the development work of the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations University.


Original Source Bibliography: Claas, Gerhard, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1982 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1982.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Gerhard Claas, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1982 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1982), p. 71.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1982.4 Health and Education;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1982.4).

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