Conflict Resolution in Nagaland

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BWA General Council Resolution 1998.1

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

RECALLS that In November 1997 the Naga people celebrated the 125th anniversary of the introduction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their country by Baptist missionaries;

MOURNS more than fifty years of conflict and civil war In Nagaland, which in the last decade has resulted in the division of the Nagas into multiple factions, with insurgent armies that have engaged In violent conflict with the Indian army and, on occasion, with each other;

APPLAUDS the significant efforts that have been undertaken in the last five years to heal the divisions among the Nagas including the implementation of the current ceasefire among the various parties;

CALLS UPON the Naga leaders and the Indian Government to continue their resolve to find a peaceful solution to the conflict;

CELEBRATES the initiatives Naga Baptist leaders have taken in the search for peace rooted in the redemptive power of the Gospel; and

ENCOURAGES the global Baptist family to uphold the Naga people with prayer for a peaceful and Just resolution of this conflict.


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. 110.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1998.1 Conflict Resolution in Nagaland;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1998.1).

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