Nuclear Proliferation

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BWA General Council Resolution 1998.3

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Durban. July 5-11,1998
REGRETS the recent nuclear testing by India and Pakistan that has led to renewed global concern

about nuclear proliferation;
DEPLORES the failure of the world’s other nuclear powers to effectively discourage the spread of

nuclear weapons;
CALLS UPON all nuclear powers to ratify the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, establish a

no-first-use policy and vigorously pursue efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate all nuclear weapons; and

URGES Baptist Unions and Conventions to encourage their respective national governments to work for the eventual elimination of all weapons of mass destruction.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1998 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1998.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1998 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1998), p. 111.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1998.3 Nuclear Proliferation;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1998.3).

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