Appreciation

Appreciation

BWA General Council Resolution 1979.6

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance wishes to express its appreciation of:

1. The royal welcome of our British Baptist brothers and sisters, whose thoughtful kindness has further endeared them to us. We will take back to our homes their gift to remind us of these days while life shall last.

2. The Lord Mayor of Brighton and the Mayoress, for their delightful reception tendered the Council and guests and for the kind words concerning our common bond in Christ which the Lord Mayor expressed.

3. The management and staff of Hotel Metropole, whose constant and courteous attention to our every need has impressed and enriched us all.

4. The General Secretary and staff of the Alliance, and the officers of the Alliance, for all their work in making our meeting profitable in all ways. Their thorough preparation and unsurpassed commitment made our task easier and more productive in every way.

5. Others.
MOTION by Akande was seconded, and passed, as above.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Denny, Robert S., editor. Baptist World Alliance 1979 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1979.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Robert S. Denny, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1979 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1979), p. 53.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1979.6 Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1979.6).

Appreciation

Peace and Peaceful Change

BWA General Council Resolution 1982.6

We express our grave disappointment over the breaches of international peace which have occurred in the past twelve months, especially but not limited to, the situation in the Falkland Islands-Islas Malvinas, and in Lebanon, Somalia, El Salvador and Afghanistan, among others.

We name our Christian commitment to Shalom and to a Kingdom of God perspective exposing social injustice and inviting change toward more justice as an alternative to violence and war. We pray that the world Baptist community will accept courageously its Christian calling as peacemakers (Matt. 5:9) and interpret the calling as a pro-active as well as a reactive stance. We recognize that the willful destruction of human life and human values must be opposed.

We are grateful that both the Baptists of the Argentine and of Great Britain and Ireland kept alive the oneness in Christ despite other differences they may hold and prayed for one another.

We voice a concern over acts of terrorism, assassinations, and the taking of hostages all of which have posed potential threats to peace and stability, as well as being unconscionable assaults upon the individuals concerned.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Claas, Gerhard, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1982 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1982.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Gerhard Claas, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1982 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1982), p. 75.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1982.6 Peace and Peaceful Change; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1982.6).