Resolution on Refugees in East Africa

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BWA General Council Resolution 2017.4

The Baptist World Alliance General Council, meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, July 5-7, 2017:

NOTES with appreciation the resolution titled “Ministry to Refugees” adopted by the General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Vancouver, Canada, July 6-8, 2016;

ACKNOWLEDGES the deteriorating circumstances in some nations of East Africa resulting in a significant expansion of refugees seeking food, shelter and safety;

RECOGNIZES the heroic responses of Baptist bodies in East Africa to these changing circumstances; and

REQUESTS Baptists around the world to remember the people of East Africa in prayer and to provide support as possible.


Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2017 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2017.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2017 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2017), p. 148.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2017.4 Resolution on Refugees in East Africa;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2017.4).

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