Jubilee 2000 Developments

Jubilee 2000 Developments

BWA General Council Resolution 1999.1

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Dresden July 11-17, 1999

RECALLS the 1998 General Council resolution endorsing the Jubilee 2000 initiative;

REJOICES in the developing success of this campaign, which seeks to encourage the forgiveness of debts by banks and government agencies to ensure a debt-free start to the next millennium for the poorest nations in the world;

CONGRATULATES the leaders of the G8 nations, meeting in Cologne, Germany 19 June 1999, for adopting a US$100 billion debt forgiveness package for some of these debtor nations; and

CALLS ON Baptists and all people of good will to continue to support the Jubilee 2000 campaign and to encourage creditor institutions and governments to implement these decisions speedily, and for debtor nations to translate this debt relief into tangible benefits for their citizens.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1999 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1999.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1999 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1999), pp. 75-76.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1999.1 Jubilee 2000 Developments; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1999.1).

Jubilee 2000 Developments

Resolution on Forgiveness of National Debts

BWA General Council Resolution 2001.3

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, July 2-7, 2001

NOTES the imminent G8 summit meeting to be held in Genoa, Italy;

RECALLS the 1999 General Council resolution on Jubilee 2000 congratulating the G8 nations for adopting a US $100 billion debt forgiveness package;

REGRETS that the process of forgiving the debts of the poorest nations has not proceeded more swiftly;

ENCOURAGES all G8 leaders to advance the process to enable the poorest nations to promote the economic and social welfare of their citizens; and

CALLS on Baptists and all people of good will to continue to support the campaign to encourage governments and creditor institutions to implement with greater speed decisions already made concerning debt relief and for debtor nations to translate such relief into tangible benefits for their citizens; and

INSISTS that nothing herein should work to promote governments that deny freedom to their people.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2001 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2001.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2001 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2001), p. 95.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2001.3 Resolution on Forgiveness of National Debts; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2001.3).