Witness in a Secular Europe

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BWA General Council Resolution 1994.4

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Uppsala, Sweden, from 18-24 July 1994: CELEBRATES the widespread presence of Baptists through the nations of Eurasia;

RECOGNIZES that member bodies, such as the Baptist Union of Sweden, in their commitment to partnership with other Christians, without compromising their distinctive Baptist identity, provide a model of the sharing of work and witness called for by the Seoul Covenant;

ACKNOWLEDGES that European Baptists face the challenge of being the church and of undertaking evangelism in a society where secularized values have come to determine patters of thought and behavior;

ENCOURAGES them in developing new strategies for engaging the enthusiasms and aspirations of the younger generation for a world where peace and justice are pursued and where the environment is preserved, so that they might discover the power of the Christian gospel to meet the deepest needs of humankind.


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. 117.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1994.4 Witness in a Secular Europe; https://o7e.4a3.myftpupload.com/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1994.4).

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