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BWA General Council Resolution 1983.5

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina,

a) recognizes with thanksgiving to God its experience of the reconciling love of Christ, expressed in the united fellowship of Baptist people from North, South, East and West;

b) reaffirms its belief that God in Christ is able to bring people truly together across national, political, economic, language and cultural barriers;

c) calls upon all its members to pray unceasingly for reconciliation wherever there is human division and strife and to work continually to that end through maintaining and developing relationships with Christians of other lands, as a witness to the purpose of God for all humanity.


Original Source Bibliography: Claas, Gerhard, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1983 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1983.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Gerhard Claas, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1983 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1983), p. 63.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1983.5 Reconciliation;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1983.5).

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