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BWA General Council Resolution 1988.7

We celebrate the multiple gifts and sensitivities women bring to the service of Jesus Christ and the work of the Baptist family around the world.

Women make up approximately two-thirds of the membership of the church. In society at large, opportunities for the involvement of women are increasing in government, social, economic and educational areas.

Further, we recognize and commend progress toward the increasing contribution women make to church life through leadership in local churches and region, national and international bodies, and we:

Celebrate progress already made, and also with our president, Noel Vose,

Commend Biblical and careful attention by our member bodies to the enabling of women and their gifts.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1988 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1988.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1988 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1988), p. 73.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1988.7 Women; https://baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1988.7).

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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.