Peace with Justice

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BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1973-07.2

MOTION by G. H. Blackburn was seconded and carried: 23EC73 that the following statement be accepted—

WHEREAS peace with justice has been an enduring dream and a continuing vision of the people of God in general, and of Baptists in particular; and

WHEREAS peace among nations, races, generations, classes, and the sexes continues to escape us,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we reaffirm the commitment made at the Twelfth Congress of the Baptist World Alliance in Tokyo, three years ago, to work with others “toward greater understanding and peace.”

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that we earnestly thank God for whatever lessening of hostilities has taken place within the past year, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we express special gratitude to God for evident improvement in relationships between east and West, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, as we thank God for His peace that passes all understanding being unfolded by His grace in our personal lives, we pledge ourselves to work faithfully as instruments of His peace for the things that make for peace—justice, truth, and righteousness—to the furtherance of the great goal of peace on earth and good will among men.


BWA; Justice; Peace; Peacemaking.


Original Source Bibliography: Denny, Robert S., editor. Baptist World Alliance: Minutes 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 Executive Committee Held at Einsiedeln, Switzerland, July 13-17, 1973 (Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1973), p. 32.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1973-07.2 Peace with Justice;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1973-07.2).

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