The Dispossessed

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BWA General Council Resolution 1979.3

The Baptist World Alliance General Council expresses the deepest disquiet over the plight of the dispossessed and homeless peoples of the world.

We plead with all governments to avoid discriminatory policies against any of the peoples within their jurisdiction.

We urge the governments of all countries to act with humanitarian concern towards persons seeking shelter as a result of personal dispossession or exclusion from their own nations and we commend those governments which have already done so.

We entreat the nations of the world at large to make special provision for the acceptance, housing and rehabilitation of persons dispossessed by internal turmoil within their own countries.

Motion by Akande was seconded, and passed unanimously, as above.


Original Source Bibliography: Denny, Robert S., editor. Baptist World Alliance 1979 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1979.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Robert S. Denny, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1979 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1979), p. 52.

BWA General Council Resolution 1979.3

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