Appreciation

Appreciation

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1968-08.7

Whereas, the Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance has had a most enjoyable and profitable meeting in Liberia, July 30-August 1, 1968, and

Whereas, the President and people of Liberia have shown us every kind-ness and courtesy,

Be it therefore resolved that we declare our appreciation for President and Mrs. William V. S. Tubman and the other Officers of State in Liberia who have joined heartily in entertaining the Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance, and

That we express our deepest gratitude to Dr. William R. Tolbert, Jr., President of the Baptist World Alliance, Vice President of Liberia, and Presi-dent of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, and Mrs. Tolbert for being the perfect host and hostess, and

That we extend our thanks to the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educa-tional Convention for its warm hospitality and unstinting service beyond all of our expectations, and

That we avow our gratitude for the Administration and Staff of Ricks Institute who served so faithfully as the host institution for the meeting of the Executive Committee, and

That we voice our sincere appreciation to the radio, television, and news- papers in Liberia for their splendid coverage of the work of our Committee, and

That we express our love and pledge our continuing prayers for Liberia and her wonderful people.

After the reading of this resolution there was prolonged applause. Payne stated that obviously a vote was not needed and declared the resolution passed by common consent and acclamation.

President Tolbert responded by indicating the joy of Liberian Baptists in having the BWA Executive Committee meet in Monrovia and their pleasure that the Committee had accepted what they endeavored to offer and considered it what the members desired. They had tried to share what they have. God has been gracious and blessed the efforts. He expressed the hope that in the future they may again serve as hosts to the Committee, and that in the years to come they may be host to the Congress of the Baptist World Alliance. (Applause).

Keywords

BWA; Appreciation; Liberia.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Nordenhaug, Josef, editor. Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee Held at Monrovia, Liberia July 30-August 1, 1968. Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1968.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Josef Nordenhaug, ed., Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee Held at Monrovia, Liberia July 30-August 1, 1968 (Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1968), p. 46.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1968-08.7 Appreciation; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1968-08.7).

Appreciation

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1968-08.8

Chris W. Parnell read the following resolution and MOVED its adoption:

The Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance takes note with deep sorrow of the violent death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. They recall with thanksgiving his strong compassion for the underprivileged and oppressed, his unshakable courage in the pursuit of what he believed to be right, and his advocacy of a non-violent solution to evils and injustices in society. They resolve that sympathy be expressed to Mrs. Martin Luther King, Junior, and the members of their family; and would draw the attention of all Baptists to the need for Christians to struggle for a righteous order of society in a spirit of Christlike love.

The resolution was adopted.

Keywords

BWA; Appreciation; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Non-Violence; Racism.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Nordenhaug, Josef, editor. Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee Held at Monrovia, Liberia July 30-August 1, 1968. Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1968.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Josef Nordenhaug, ed., Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of the Meeting of the Executive Committee Held at Monrovia, Liberia July 30-August 1, 1968 (Washington, D.C.: Baptist World Alliance, 1968), pp. 46-47.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1968-08.8 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1968-08.8).

Appreciation

Mrs. Victoria Tolbert

BWA General Council Resolution 1980.9

Historian’s Note: The General Council passed 8 resolutions that were adopted by the 1980 World Congress (and accordingly, they are not repeated in the BWA General Council database collection). The Council then adopted by consensus a resolution passed by the Women’s Department regarding Mrs. Tolbert and listed it in the minutes as resolution 9.

WHEREAS our sister in Christ, Victoria Tolbert, is incarcerated in Liberia following the death of her husband, William O. Tolbert, in a military coup, and

WHEREAS Mrs. Tolbert is a member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance, and

WHEREAS Mrs. Tolbert was expected to participate in the women’s meetings of the Baptist World Congress in Toronto, and

WHEREAS she is sorely missed because her captors have not permitted her to come or to communicate with her sisters in Christ at this meeting, and

WHEREAS Mrs. Tolbert is known and appreciated around the world as a leader among Baptist women, and

WHEREAS Sir Cyril Black of London has offered financial assistance in relocating Mrs. Tolbert in another country and the Baptist World Alliance is prepared to assist in relocation,

BE IT RESOLVED That we, the Baptist women’s leaders of the world and the Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance urge government officials in Liberia to free Mrs. Victoria Tolbert

And that Baptist women throughout the world be reminded to pray for this sister.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Denny, Robert S., editor. Baptist World Alliance 1980 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1980.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Robert S. Denny, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1980 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Washington, DC: Baptist World Alliance, 1980), p. 22.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1980.9 United Nations Declaration Concerning Religious “Intolerance and Discrimination”; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1980.9).