Repression of Religion in Russia

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1934.3

122. Dr. W. O. Lewis, European representative of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, moved the following resolution on behalf of the Resolutions Committee:

“This World Congress of Baptists representing sixty countries makes its strong protest against the increasingly severe repres-sion of religion in Russia. We express our deep sympathy with all those who are suffering for their faith, and especially with our Baptist brethren, many of whom are in exile or in prison, and we commend them and all others who, at great cost, are standing true to their convictions, to the help of our Churches, and to the blessing and deliverance of God.”

123. The Resolution was then put and carried unanimously.


Original Source Bibliography: Rushbrooke, J. H., editor. Fifth Baptist World Congress: Berlin, August 4- 10, 1934. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1934.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: J. H. Rushbrooke, ed., Fifth Baptist World Congress: Berlin, August 4-10, 1934 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1934), pp. 13-14.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1934.3 Repression of Religion in Russia;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1934.3)

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