Conflict Resolution in Nagaland

Conflict Resolution in Nagaland

BWA General Council Resolution 1998.1

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting In Durban, July 5-11,1998

RECALLS that In November 1997 the Naga people celebrated the 125th anniversary of the introduction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their country by Baptist missionaries;

MOURNS more than fifty years of conflict and civil war In Nagaland, which in the last decade has resulted in the division of the Nagas into multiple factions, with insurgent armies that have engaged In violent conflict with the Indian army and, on occasion, with each other;

APPLAUDS the significant efforts that have been undertaken in the last five years to heal the divisions among the Nagas including the implementation of the current ceasefire among the various parties;

CALLS UPON the Naga leaders and the Indian Government to continue their resolve to find a peaceful solution to the conflict;

CELEBRATES the initiatives Naga Baptist leaders have taken in the search for peace rooted in the redemptive power of the Gospel; and

ENCOURAGES the global Baptist family to uphold the Naga people with prayer for a peaceful and Just resolution of this conflict.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1998 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1998.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1998 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1998), p. 110.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1998.1 Conflict Resolution in Nagaland; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1998.1).

Conflict Resolution in Nagaland

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).