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BWA General Council Resolution 1998.5

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting In Durban July 5-11,1998

OFFERS sincere thanks to the Baptist Convention of South Africa, the Baptist Union of Southern Africa, and the local congregations in Durban and vicinity for their warm welcome and generous hospitality;

ACKNOWLEDGES the gracious welcome to Durban given by Councilor Margaret Ambler-Moore, Durban City Council;

COMMENDS the Revd Rodney Ragwan and members of the local arrangements committee for their success in preparing for the 1998 annual sessions of the Baptist World Alliance General Council;

APPRECIATES the moving remarks by Bishop Desmond Tutu during the opening session of the General Council; and

EXPRESSES deep gratitude and loving thanks to its President, General Secretary, staff members, leaders of divisions, departments, committees, commissions, and others whose labor behind the scenes has contributed to the successful conduct of this Council.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1998 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1998.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1998 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1998), p. 112.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1998.5 Appreciation;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1998.5).

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