BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1935-05.5
(a) Official Report. The General Secretary reported on the preparation and issue of the Official Report. On the motion of Ex-President John MacNeill, the Committee resolved:—
That we record our high appreciation of the special service which Dr. Rushbrooke has rendered in issuing an Official Report whose value has been exceptionally enhanced by his skillful editorial treatment.
BWA; Berlin; J. H. Rushbrooke; World Congress.
Original Source Bibliography: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held at Memphis, Tenn., U.S.A. on Tuesday, May 14th, 1935. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1935.
Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held at Memphis, Tenn., U.S.A. on Tuesday, May 14th, 1935 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1935), p. 7.
Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1935-05.5 Berlin Congress — Thanks to Dr. Rushbrooke; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.
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BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.3
Minutes, p. xx:
32. A resolution of thanks from the many groups of suffering Baptists on the continent, to those who had succoured them, was presented by the Rev. F. W. Simoleit, of Germany, and was accepted.
Meetings Summary, pp. 57-58:
The following resolution was moved on behalf of the Union of the Baptist-groups in the countries of Europe, that have suffered because of the recent war and its disastrous results, by the Rev. F. W. Simoleit, Missions- Direktor, Neuruppin:—
During the dark days of need and distress in our respective lands the members and friends of our churches also suffered intensely from a grievous lack of food and clothing, etc. In the countries not thus affected, our fellow-believers, impelled by apostolic precedent and example, came to our help in a spirit of noble self-sacrifice and of delicate consideration for our peculiar situation, and thus did much to lighten our burdens. They made it possible for us to feed the famishing, to clothe the naked, to succour the widows and orphans. They helped to save our missionary enterprises against wreck and ruin and enabled us to assist also many needy ones, who were outside of our Baptist ranks.
With a profound feeling of gratitude we recognize in the effort of the Baptist World Alliance a real action of Paul’s admonition: “bear ye one another’s burden,” and we cheerfully record the fact, that through this ministration of the Alliance we have been wonderfully strengthened in our faith in the actual presence of Christ in the life of our great denomination.
With a deep sense of our obligation we wish to thank most heartily all of our fellow-brethren in the faith for their loyal and loving support, and to beseech the Lord, that He might pour out His richest blessings upon all those, who in the name of Jesus gave us their assistance in so unselfish a spirit and in such liberal measure.
We cannot refrain from making particular mention of the fact, that the General-Secretaries and Secretaries of the Unions that came to our aid, and the Commissioner of the World-Alliance, Dr. Rushbrooke, spared neither time nor labour to secure all the information possible concerning the situation in the needy lands, in order to direct intelligently and sympathetically the needed help. We would assure them of our profound gratitude.
May the Spirit of Jesus Christ—the Spirit of Love and of Service— continue to be a sacred treasure and trust in our denomination, in order that our common Lord may be glorified and His Name be praised throughout the world.
Original Source Bibliography: Whitley, W. T., editor. Third Baptist World Congress: Stockholm, July 21- 27, 1923. London: Kingsgate Press, 1923.
Original Source Footnote/Endnote: W. T. Whitley, ed., Third Baptist World Congress: Stockholm, July 21-27, 1923 (London: Kingsgate Press, 1923), pp. xx, 57-58.
Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.3 Thanks for Help in Time of Distress; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.
In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.3).
1928 BWA World Congress Message
Excerpt From the Foreword by J. H. Rushbrooke:
It will be observed that the assembly at Toronto has adopted no formal resolutions. It became clear in the course of the week that (especially since the Alliance is not an executive or a local body— pronouncements on specific topics are as a rule undesirable. The Congress nevertheless felt that it had something to say to Baptists throughout the world; and therefore (without committing itself to every detail or to precise phraseology) it gave general approval to the address of President Mullins, to my own address on “The Baptist World Alliance in retrospect and in prospect”, and to the Congress sermon of Dr. Charles Brown. These are to be published as its “ Message”.
BWA; J. H. Rushbrooke.
Original Source Bibliography: Whitley, W. T., editor. Fourth Baptist World Congress: Toronto, Canada June 23-29, 1928. Toronto: Stewart Printing Service, 1928.
Original Source Footnote/Endnote: W. T. Whitley, ed., Fourth Baptist World Congress: Toronto, Canada June 23-29, 1928 (Toronto: Stewart Printing Service, 1928), p. vii.
Online Document Full Citation: 1928 BWA World Congress Message; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.
In-text Online Document Citation: (1928 BWA World Congress Message).