Resolution on Religious Freedom

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BWA General Council Resolution 2011.6

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from July 4-9, 2011:


  • every individual should have the right to worship without government interference or restriction;
  • each individual should have the freedom to join like-minded groups to express his/her religious beliefs; and
  • religious education is an essential part of worship and understanding NOW THEREFORE THE GENERAL COUNCIL: AFFIRMS every nation in the world that guarantees its citizens and others the freedom to worship, to gather peacefully with others of like belief, and to educate themselves in their religious beliefs without interference or restriction.


BWA General Council Resolution 2011.6 Resolution on Religious Freedom

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2011 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2011.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2011 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2011), p. 136.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2011.6 Resolution on Religious Freedom;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2011.6).

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Since its formation in 1905, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the global Baptist family to impact the world for Christ with a commitment to strengthen worship, fellowship and unity; lead in mission and evangelism; respond to people in need through aid, relief, and community development; defend religious freedom, human rights, and justice; and advance theological reflection and leadership development.

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