The Former Yugoslav Federal Republic

Baptist World Alliance Logo

BWA General Council Resolution 1992.4

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 4-12, 1992;

MINDFUL of the devastation and loss of life wrought by the recent and continuing conflicts in the countries of the former Yugoslav Federal Republic, and in accordance with its belief that God in Christ wills reconciliation in place of enmity;

RECORDS its deep concern and sympathy for all victims of violence, especially the bereaved, injured, homeless and refugees, and its support and solidarity for all those of whatever religious faith and ethnic community who are striving for a peaceful solution based on a full recognition of human rights;

COMMENDS WITH GRATITUDE the Baptists in that region for their courageous and compassionate ministry of aid to the victims of hatred and war, of whatever ethnic and religious community, assuring our brothers and sisters of the practical and prayerful support of the worldwide Baptist family; and,

JOINS with the international community in urging both the political leaders of all the communities involved and all commanders of military units to take immediate steps to end the armed conflict, in order that the work of relief, reconciliation and reconstruction, to which we also commit ourselves, may be speedily advanced.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1992-1993 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1992.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1992-1993 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1992), p. 172.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1992.4 The Former Yugoslav Federal Republic;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1992.4).

For more information about Baptist World Alliance resolutions, visit

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.

Latest News

Baptist World Congress Logo Unveiled

In partnership with Australian Baptist Ministries and Queensland Baptists, the BWA is pleased to unveil the 2025 Congress logo designed by a First Nations artist.

2022 BWA Annual Gathering Focused on Racial Justice

(BIRMINGHAM, AL – July 22, 2022) The thematic focus and content development for the Gathering was largely facilitated by the BWA Racial Justice Action Group launched in October 2020 with unanimous affirmation from the BWA Executive Committee. Co-chaired by BWA General Secretary Elijah M. Brown and BWA First Vice President Karl Johnson from Jamaica, the Action Group embarked on a two-year journey

BWA Welcomes New Member Body

Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 12, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) General Council unanimously approved the Missionary Baptist Conference, USA (MBC), as the newest member of the global Baptist body.

Executive Committee Releases Statement on Ukrainian Crisis

(FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, USA – March 25, 2022) In conjunction with its Executive Committee meetings conducted this month, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) Executive Committee has released a joint statement in response to the crisis in Eastern Europe. This is the first statement of its kind released by the Executive Committee in over 40 years.