Memorial Resolutions — Alderman Herbert Marnham

Memorial Resolutions — Alderman Herbert Marnham

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1935-05.1

(a) Alderman Herbert Marnham. The death of Mr. Herbert Marnham, a member of this Executive Committee from the founding of the Alliance and for many years its Eastern Treasurer, was referred to in feeling terms, and the ex-President, at the request of the members, drew up a resolution which was adopted in the following terms:—

The members of the Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance desire to place on record their deep sense of sorrow and loss in the passing of their honoured friend, Mr. Herbert Marnham. His death removes one of the outstanding laymen of the Baptist world brotherhood. Mr. Marnham was keenly interested in the affairs of the Alliance from its beginning. Almost from its founding he served as its Eastern Treasurer, and his wise counsel, sound business sense, and deep understanding of world problems made him an invaluable colleague. To these qualities were added that warm sympathy, generous hospitality, and Christian beneficence which endeared him to a wide circle of friends throughout the world.

Keywords

BWA; Herbert Marnham.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Meeting 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 Meeting of Executive Committee, Held at Memphis, Tenn., U.S.A. on Tuesday, May 14th, 1935 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1935), p.5.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1935-05.1 Memorial Resolution — Alderman Herbert Marnham; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1935-05.1).

Memorial Resolutions — Alderman Herbert Marnham

Religious Education of Children in the U.S.S.R.

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1925-02.1

56. Statements having been made by Drs. Franklin and Rushbrooke as to the position in Russia; agreed that Dr. Rushbrooke be instructed to prepare a resolution expressing support of his protest on the subject of the Russian Government’s attitude on the question of religious teaching of children. This resolution was formulated as follows:—

“That the Executive Committee of the Baptist World Alliance regrets and deplores the fact that the laws of the U.S.S.R. forbid the organized religious education of children under eighteen years of age, emphasises its conviction that such a prohibition is inconsistent with the religious freedom guaranteed under the constitution of the U.S.S.R., and earnestly trusts that this repressive legislation may at an early date be annulled.”

Keywords

BWA; Children; Education; Religious Freedom; Russia; U.S.S.R.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held in the Del Prado Hotel, Chicago, U.S.A., on Wednesday and Thursday, 25th and 26th February, 1925. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1925.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held in the Del Prado Hotel, Chicago, U.S.A., on Wednesday and Thursday, 25th and 26th February, 1925 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1925), p. 13.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1925-02.1 Religious Education of Children in the U.S.S.R.; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1925-02.1).

Memorial Resolutions — Alderman Herbert Marnham

Needs of Baptists in Russia

BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1933-11.1

The General Secretary during the luncheon hour gave information as to the serious need, even amounting to starvation, among certain sections of the Russian Baptists, and emphasised the duty of expressing sympathy in practical form. At a later stage of the meeting it was resolved:—

“That the Committee has heard with interest and sympathy of organisation “Russian Service” represented by the Rev. I. V. Neprash, and trusts that he and those co-operating with him may receive adequate support in their humanitarian undertaking.”

Keywords

BWA; Aid; Hunger; Russia; Russian Service.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held in New York City, U.S.A. on Tuesday, November 14th, 1933. London: Baptist World Alliance, 1933.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Baptist World Alliance: Minutes of Executive Committee, Held in New York City, U.S.A. on Tuesday, November 14th, 1933 (London: Baptist World Alliance, 1933), p. 7.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1933-11.1 Needs of Baptists in Russia; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA Executive Committee Resolution 1933-11.1).
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Memorial Resolutions — Alderman Herbert Marnham

Resolution on Religious Liberty in the USA

BWA General Council Resolution 2017.3

The Baptist World Alliance General Council, meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, July 5-7, 2017:

AFFIRMS freedom of religion and belief as a core value borne out in Baptist history and opposes all forms of discrimination based on faith or religion;

RECALLS that freedom of religion and belief is a fundamental pillar in the Constitution of the United States of America;

NOTES that the current travel ban on residents of several Muslim-majority nations raises serious concerns about religious freedom and contravenes the BWA conviction that no law should be used to discriminate on the basis of religion;

URGES President Donald Trump and the United States Government to affirm the historic commitment to religious freedom for all people as the legal process around the travel ban continues; and

CALLS upon Baptists in the United States to defend the cherished Baptist principle of religious

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2017 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2017.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2017 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2017), p. 147.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2017.3 Resolution on Religious Liberty in the USA; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2017.3).

Memorial Resolutions — Alderman Herbert Marnham

Resolution on Religious Freedom in Russia

BWA General Council Resolution 2017.2

The Baptist World Alliance General Council, meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, July 5-7, 2017:

REAFFIRMS our historic Baptist commitment to religious freedom as a gift of God to all people, regardless of denomination or religion; and that this same commitment is enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 18, to which the Russian Federation is a signatory;

NOTES with great concern the passage of recent legislation that restricts evangelism and missionary work by minority faiths, which has led to a deterioration of religious freedom in Russia;

REGRETS the application of this law to make Jehovah’s Witnesses illegal as a religious denomination, labelling it as an “extremist group” and seeking to criminalize its worship;

NOTES with concern that fellow Baptists and other Christian believers in Russia have been arrested and fined during the past year due to the new laws curtailing religious liberty;

COMMENDS the response of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists for standing for the principle of religious freedom for everyone, even for those with whom they have deep differences, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses; and for having expressed to President Putin its “profound concern” at this violation “of freedom of conscience of tens of thousands of citizens of the Russian Federation who confess the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses”;

URGES the president, government and judiciary of the Russian Federation to restore the religious rights of all people, especially the Jehovah’s Witnesses, at the forthcoming Appeal of their being declared an illegal organization;

AFFIRMS the rights of all religious groups in Russia, especially religious minorities, to legally exist and to worship in freedom, as provided for in the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Declarations on Human Rights, Article 18.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2017 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2017.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2017 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2017), p. 146.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2017.2 Resolution on Religious Freedom in Russia; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2017.2).