Global Baptist Mission

Global Baptist Mission

BWA General Council Resolution 2012.3

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Santiago, Chile July 2-7, 2012:

REMEMBERS the 1812 journey of Adoniram and Ann Hasseltine Judson and Luther Rice to Asia to serve as missionaries;

ACKNOWLEDGES the leadership of the Holy Spirit under whose guidance these three Christians to become adherents of the Baptist tradition; and

REJOICES that God inspired these three in the formation of the General Missionary Convention of the Baptist Denomination in the United States of America for Foreign Missions in 1814 that helped to transform Baptists in North America to a missionary people;

GIVES THANKS to God for the Judsons and their impact upon the world missionary movement;

GIVES THANKS to God for the churches in Myanmar that have flourished and persevered in bearing witness to Christ since the planting of the gospel in their midst by the Judsons;

CELEBRATES the participation of Baptists around the world in the joyful proclamation that “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself’ (2 Cor. 5:19, NRSV) and in the manifestation of the kingdom of God through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth;

CELEBRATES the many thousands of Baptist Christians who have responded to the call to mission following in the footsteps of early missionaries such as George Liele, William Carey, Johann Gerhard Oncken and the Judsons;

REJOICES in the millions of brothers and sisters around the world who have come to know Jesus as their savior through the work of missionaries and whose lives have been touched by ministry initiatives in education, health, and agricultural development; and

PLEDGES support through the giving of ourselves, our prayers and our gifts to the cause of Christian mission around the world.

Citations

BWA General Council Resolution 2012.3 Global Baptist Mission

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2012 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2012.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2012 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2012), pp. 149- 150.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2012.3 Global Baptist Mission; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2012.3).

Global Baptist Mission

Resolution on the Naga Reconciliation Process

BWA General Council Resolution 2011.1

Recalling that our Lord Jesus has pronounced “blessed” those who work for peace, (Matt 5:9);

Remembering that the Apostle Paul declares that, “God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ … has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18};

Reaffirming Paul’s admonition that “If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all” (Romans 12:18);

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 4-9, 2011:

COMMENDS and undergirds with our prayers the continuing reconciliation process between the conflicting Naga groups in Northeast India and Myanmar;

THANKS God for the persistent and courageous witness for peace by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation with Dr. Wati Aier as convener;

AFFIRMS the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) and its leadership who have courageously supported the reconciliation process in calling Baptist brothers and sisters to be reconciled to one another and to adopt nonviolent methods in pursuit of their goals;

COMMENDS the leaders of the various civil segments of Naga life and national parties who responded to the call to reconciliation by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation and in 2008 declared their resolve to strengthen the Naga Reconciliation Process;

COMMENDS those parties who signed on June 13, 2009, the “Covenant of Reconciliation” and urges them to fulfill its promise;

HONORS those within the world Baptist community and the larger Christian church who, through prayer and action, assisted the ministry of reconciliation among the Nagas;

PLEDGES continued prayers and support for all who commit themselves to peacemaking in the Spirit of Christ; and

COMMENDS their example to Baptist brothers and sisters around the world who find themselves in conflict with one another.

Citations

BWA General Council Resolution 2011.1 Resolution on the Naga Reconciliation Process

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2011 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2011.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2011 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2011), p. 132.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2011.1 Resolution on the Naga Reconciliation Process; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2011.1).