Baptist World Alliance Logo

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1973-07.1

MOTION by G. H. Blackburn was seconded and carried:

22EC73 that the following statement be accepted—

BE IT RESOLVED that we, the members of the BWA Executive Committee express gratitude

To Almighty God for the fellowship and spiritual enrichment of these meetings and for His blessings and guidance upon our deliberations;

To the president, secretaries, and staff of the Alliance for their prayerful planning and dedicated leadership before and doing our meetings;

To all who serve on the departments, commissions, and committees of the Alliance;

To the Baptist Union of Switzerland, its president and his many helpers, for their warm hospitality and untiring effort in preparation for and conduct of these meetings.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we all return to our countries to dedicate ourselves afresh to the service of God, to the proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to be agents of the reconciling love of God to all men everywhere.


BWA; Appreciation; Switzerland.


Original Source Bibliography: Denny, Robert S., editor. Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee Held at Einsiedeln, Switzerland, July 13-17, 1973. Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1973.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Robert S. Denny, ed., Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee Held at Einsiedeln, Switzerland, July 13-17, 1973 (Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1973), p. 31.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1973-07.1 Gratitude;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1973-07.1).

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

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

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.