Appreciation

Appreciation

BWA General Council Resolution 1994.7

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Uppsala, Sweden from 18-24 July 1994:

OFFERS sincere thanks to the Baptist Union of Sweden for the warmth of their welcome and the generosity of their hospitality;

ACKNOWLEDGES the welcome to Sweden given by Dr. Terry Caribom, President of the City Council, the Most Reverend Archbishop Gunnar Weman of the Swedish Christian Council, and the Reverend Krister Andersson of the Swedish Free Church Council;

COMMENDS with sincere appreciation the Reverend Birgit Karlsson, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Sweden, and the local arrangements committee for their success in preparing for the largest ever Baptist World Alliance General Council;

EXPRESSES warm gratitude and loving thanks to our President, General Secretary, staff members, leaders of divisions, departments, committees, commissions and others whose labour behind the scenes has contributed to the successful conduct of this Council.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1994 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1994.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1994 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1994), p. 119.

BWA General Council Resolution 1994.7

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Resolution of Appreciation for Committee and Program Personnel

BWA World Congress Resolution 1975.2

The Thirteenth Baptist World Congress of 1975, held in Stockholm, Sweden, resolves to offer its great appreciation to the Program Committee of the BWA and to the Local Arrangements Committee of the Baptist Union of Sweden for the labor of love in bringing this Baptist Congress into great success.

To the government of Sweden and to the authorities of the city of Stockholm and to those who opened their homes for participants of this congress, we express our sincere gratitude for outstanding hospitality.

To the staff of the BWA offices we give thanks for its efficient and dedicated service in regard to this congress.

We express, finally, appreciation to all those who participated in the program in whatever way and gave of their best to make this congress an inspiration always to be remembered.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Bryant, Cyril E. and Stewart, Debbie, editors. New People for a New World—Through Christ: Official Report of the Thirteenth Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, July 8-13, 1975. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1976.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Cyril E. Bryant and Debbie Stewart, eds., New People for a New World—Through Christ: Official Report of the Thirteenth Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, July 8-13, 1975 (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1976), p. 259.

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Resolution of Thanks

BWA World Congress Resolution 1947.5

“Copenhagen is a lovely city. To most of us, until a week or so ago, it was hardly more than a name. Its buildings, its churches, its palaces, its gardens, its squares, its road- ways, and its waterways—all these and more are evident, and win our admiration. Shortly we shall leave it, but it will ever remain a fragrant and happy memory.

“For the citizens are worthy of the city. This has been revealed to us in many ways. We were honoured by the visit and the speeches of the Prime Minister, the Lord Mayor, and the Bishop. We were entertained lavishly by the Civic Authorities and the Mayor at the City Hall. We have been welcomed in homes and hotels without hindrance of language or colour. From the police and passers-by on the street, from the conductors of the tram-cars, from the servers in shops and restaurants, we have met distinctive courtesy. We have entered many churches opened for our messengers.

“And what shall we say of our own people—those of our faith and order? None will cavil if we mention these particularly. It was an act of courage to invite us. To have so prepared and provided for us is a gallant and notable achievement. Weeks and months must have been given to thinking and planning. Possibly there were restless nights and certainly toilsome days, and probably many first intentions never came to fruition. We are deeply grateful, and yet we know that their achievement is more than any expression of our gratitude. To all—officials, chairmen, and members of committees, especially Principal Norgaard and Dr. Bredahl Petersen, the Rev. Baungaard Thomsen, and the Rev. P. Grarup, to all members of the churches in the city and beyond it, to the choirs from Denmark and Sweden who have stirred us so deeply, to the United Danish Band that led us so helpfully in our worship, to our speakers from near and far, to the interpreters, to the large company of stewards and typists, to the hosts and hostesses in many homes, we say ‘Thank you’ and ‘Thank you again.’

“We also hope that something of worth-while value may come from our visit, especially that our fellow- Baptists in Denmark may have been helped to realise the world-community to which we all belong, and that the new friendships formed and the old ones renewed may cement us closer than ever within our goodly fellowship.

“Above all, that because we have come and have been so received, the Kingdom of God may be understood and accepted more fully, and that the peace of the world be founded more securely since we are all believers in Him who is the Prince of Peace.

“Grace, mercy, and peace from Father and Son and Holy Spirit be upon this city!” 199. The resolution was adopted unanimously.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Lewis, Walter O., editor. Seventh Baptist World Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 29-August 3, 1947. London: The Carey Kingsgate Press Limited, 1948.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Walter O. Lewis, ed., Seventh Baptist World Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 29-August 3, 1947 (London: The Carey Kingsgate Press Limited, 1948), pp. 117-118.

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Thanks to Swedish Baptists

BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.9

151. The following resolution of Executive was brought up by Rev. Clifton D. Gray, PH.D., LL.D„ American Secretary-elect, seconded by President E. Y. Mullins, and carried by a standing vote:—

“Deeply appreciating the painstaking efforts of our Swedish brethren in the long work of preparation for this the third session of the Baptist World Alliance, and mindful especially of the faithful services of love rendered by Dr. C. E. Benander, Dr. J. Bystrom, the Rev. K. A. Modén, and others, who for many months have worked so untiringly for its success, we count it a distinct pleasure to register our cordial thanks. We are sure that nothing has been lacking in the preparations, and that no pains have been spared to ensure the comfort and welfare of the hundreds of delegates in attendance.

“We desire also to record our sincere appreciation of the attention given our sessions by the daily press of Stockholm, and of the marked courtesies shown us by the people of this city.

“We feel that this session of the Congress has been successful in every respect, and are confident that our Baptist work throughout the world is placed on a much surer footing by reason of our coming together.”

Appreciation was also expressed of the courtesy of the police, of the hospitality in private homes, and of the entertainment of the coloured brethren.

The three Swedes named were called to the front, and Dr. Bystrom acknowledged the recognition.

Citations

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), p. xxxii.

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Resolution Congratulating the Baptists of Sweden

BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.2

Minutes, p. xx:

BWA World Congress Resolution 1923.230. A resolution congratulating the Baptists of Sweden on the 75 years of their history, was moved by Dr. Franklin, and carried.

Meetings Summary, p. 45:

Special congratulation was also given on the wonderful progress made by Swedish Baptists in their 75 years history, and on the singular devotion shown in that for every 600 members, they maintain one missionary abroad, thus standing at the head of all lands in this respect.

Citations

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, 45.

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