Resolution of Thanks

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1939.7

127. The President introduced Dr. Clifton Gray, who moved the following resolution, which was unanimously accepted:

“The Baptist World Alliance gratefully records its deep sense of obligation to many individuals and organizations as well as to the citizens of Atlanta as a whole for the magnificent cooperation which has helped to make this Sixth Baptist World Congress a unique event in the religious history of America. The official program contains numerous acknowledgments to a host of men and women as well as church and civic bodies, who have shared in this great work which has resulted in such notable success. To all of these friends we extend our sincerest thanks. You have made ‘the spirit of Atlanta’ a living reality to thousands of messengers who have come hither from the ends of the earth. Your courtesy, your friendliness, and your sympathetic interest have left nothing undone to make our stay in your fair city something that can never be forgotten. To the press and radio organizations, and in particular to the newspapers of Atlanta, we are under the profoundest obligations, for unexampled space as well as for intelligent interpretation and adequate coverage of the many sessions of this Congress. Finally, this resolution of thanks would be sadly inadequate if it did not mention by name the beloved leader of this city, who, through his remarkable promotional ability and his genius for friendship, had been the largest single human factor in bringing about the most notable Congress Baptists have ever held— Dr. Louie D. Newton.”


Original Source Bibliography: J. H. Rushbrooke, J. H., editor. Sixth Baptist World Congress Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., July 22-28, 1939. Atlanta: The Baptist World Alliance, 1939.

BWA World Congress Resolution 1939.7

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: J. H. Rushbrooke, ed., Sixth Baptist World Congress Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., July 22-28, 1939 (Atlanta: The Baptist World Alliance, 1939), p. 18.

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