Final Resolution

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1955.7

This final session of the Jubilee Congress of the Baptist World Alliance rejoices to record an attendance of over 8,500 delegates, representing Baptist communities in every continent and over sixty lands. It welcomes in particular the participation of a delegation from the Baptists of the Soviet Union.

Our joy would have been complete could we have had with us brethren from China, Rumania, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria, all of which lands have been represented at several of our former congresses.

We assure the Baptists of all lands of our remembrance, particularly those who may have been hindered from coming to the Congress by the refusal of travel permits. We deeply deplore restrictions placed on religious witness and fellowship, whether on ecclesiastical or other grounds. We think with concern of brethren suffering imprisonment and persecution and assure them of our continued efforts on their behalf and our constant prayers.


Original Source Bibliography: Ohrn, Arnold T, editor. Golden Jubilee Congress (Ninth World Congress), London, England, July 16-22, 1955. London: The Carey Kingsgate Press Limited, 1956.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Arnold T. Ohrn, ed., Golden Jubilee Congress (Ninth World Congress), London, England, July 16-22, 1955 (London: The Carey Kingsgate Press Limited, 1956), p. 372.

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