Resolution on Underprivileged Persons

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1960.3

We believe that all people of the world have one Father and that one God has created us all and that it is God’s will that all of His people should share in the conditions that provide for freedom, self- determination, technical knowledge, and the materials necessary to the life of persons whom God has created to fulfil His purposes. Therefore:

1. We urge the people who have received these conditions in trust from previous generations to share them with people who today are aspiring to them.

2. We commend to all Baptist churches the Relief Committee of the Baptist World Alliance and plead for continued support of its ministries in the name of Christ.

3. We commend those governments that have supported the purposes of World Refugee Year and urge them to continue in their efforts toward the solution of the refugee problem.


Original Source Bibliography: Ohrn, Arnold T, editor. Tenth Baptist World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 26-July 3, 1960. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1961.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Arnold T. Ohrn, ed., Tenth Baptist World Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 26-July 3, 1960 (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1966), p. 301.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1960.3 Resolution on Underprivileged Persons;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1960.3).

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