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BWA World Congress Resolution 1995.4

The General Council and 17th World Congress of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 31-August 6, 1995,

GIVES THANKS to God for all those who have worked in partnership with Baptist World Aid in 75 years of caring;

ENCOURAGES increased involvement in Baptist World Aid by all member bodies of the Alliance so that by collaborative action Baptists provide holistic ministry in the light of the Biblical mandate to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God;

RECOGNIZES that though much has been done in empowering and resourcing aid and development projects, the task is unfinished as drought, famine, poverty and disease continue to ravage the nations of the south and not least in Latin America;

RECALLS the resolution of the General Council in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1993 to encourage every Baptist Christian to give at least 1% of their income to world development;

CALLS Baptists worldwide to increased activity, a program of development education, sacrificial giving and a greater sharing of spiritual and financial resources through Baptist World Aid.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Ryan, Wendy E., editor. Celebrate Christ: The Hope of the World; Official Report of the Seventeenth Baptist World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1-16, 1995. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1995.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Wendy E. Ryan, ed., Celebrate Christ: The Hope of the World; Official Report of the Seventeenth Baptist World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1-16, 1995 (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1995), p. 207.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1995.5 Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1995.5).

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Baptist World Aid and the Christian Lifestyle

BWA World Congress Resolution 1985.7

With praise to God who provides “every good and perfect gift” (James 1:17), we express deep appreciation for the generous response to the Africa Hunger Response Fund Appeal and for gifts is support of other Baptist World Aid projects, which brought the total of gifts received in the fiscal year 1984/85 to $2,306,015.

We accept the fact that the desperate human needs which prompted such generosity will not disappear quickly and therefore we remind all our people that sacrificial giving needs to continue.

However, recognizing the wide disparity in resources for living between member bodies of the Baptist World Alliance in different parts of the world with humility and sincerity we urge Baptists everywhere to examine their ways of life in the light of the scriptural injunctions to:

feed the hungry clothe the naked house the homeless heal the sick

care for the disadvantaged visit the prisoners

(Matthew 25:31-46)

We also stress the need for us to adopt more simple lifestyles to facilitate sharing and communication throughout the Baptist family.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Kerstan, Reinhold J. And Burke, Ruby J., editors. Out of the Darkness Into the Light: Official Report of the Fifteenth Congress, Los Angeles, California, USA, July 2-7, 1985. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1985.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Reinhold J. Kerstan and Ruby J. Burke, eds., Out of the Darkness Into the Light: Official Report of the Fifteenth Congress, Los Angeles, California, USA, July 2-7, 1985 (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1985), pp. 221-222.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1985.7 Baptist World Aid and the Christian Lifestyle; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1985.7).