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BWA General Council Resolution 2002.5

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Seville, Spain, July 8-13, 2002:

DEPLORES the continuing violence in the Middle East;

LAMENTS the absence of peace for all the people of the Middle East;

NOTES that the absence of peace for the Middle East contributes to suffering throughout the world;

ENCOURAGES all efforts to make peace between Israelis and Palestinians and to promote initiatives between Christians, Jews and Moslems in the common concern for peace;

CALLS for all Baptists to pray for reconciliation among the peoples of the Middle East; IMPLORES all nations to work diligently for the positive resolution of this regional conflict; and

URGES all parties to the conflict to end the violence and to negotiate a lasting peace in the spirit of forgiveness and grace.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2002 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2002.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2002 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2002), p. 94.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2002.5 The Middle East;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2002.5).

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