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BWA General Council Resolution 2007.2

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering, meeting in Accra, Ghana, July 2-7, 2007:

Maintains ongoing concern about the armed conflicts, contrived famines, destruction of communities, lack of transparent truth and accountability and other human rights violations in Sudan.

Affirms the recent growth and reconciliation efforts by the Sudan Interior Church to stand as a united convention in the midst of a divided nation.

Encourages international conventions, fellowships and churches to develop partnerships with Sudanese Baptists who have remained largely isolated.

Requests the BWA President and the General Secretary to continue to pursue, support, and facilitate this process, reaffirming the resolution On Sudan passed in Mexico City, 2006.

Calls on the President and the General Secretary especially to consider working with the Freedom and Justice Commission to promote advocacy for Darfur through letters delivered to relevant Ambassadors, the United Nations, government officials, and other potential avenues. The BWA regularly encourages prayer for those suffering.


Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2007 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2007.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2007 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2007), p. 94.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2007.2 On Darfur; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2007.2).

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