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BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1969-08.1

(Presented by Van der Laan)

1. We the Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance in Baden near Vienna, Austria, August 2-6, 1969, are deeply concerned about the continuing need of the many people in the world who are suffering hunger and who are in need of necessities of life.

2. We renew therefore the urgent call made by the Executive Committee meeting in Monrovia, Liberia, July 30-August 1, 1968.

We urge all Baptists around the world to put forth every effort to meet the needs of hungry people. We recommend that each member of our Baptist churches be challenged to contribute at least one day’s earnings in 1969-1970 for this cause to the relief and rehabilitation fund of the Baptist World Alliance or national Baptist relief appeals. We also request the Administrative Committee to take whatever steps it deems necessary in promoting this worthy project.


BWA; Hunger; World Relief.


Original Source Bibliography: Nordenhaug, Josef, editor. Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee Held at Baden Bei Wien, Austria August 2-6, 1969. Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1969.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Josef Nordenhaug, ed., Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee Held at Baden Bei Wien, Austria August 2-6, 1969 (Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1969), p. 56.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1969-08.1 World Relief and Rehabilitation;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1969-08.1).

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Since its formation in 1905, the Baptist World Alliance has networked the global Baptist family to impact the world for Christ with a commitment to strengthen worship, fellowship and unity; lead in mission and evangelism; respond to people in need through aid, relief, and community development; defend religious freedom, human rights, and justice; and advance theological reflection and leadership development.

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