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BWA General Council Resolution 2008.2

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, July 20- 25, 2008;

Commends the Youth Department and other entities of the Baptist World Alliance for their roles in envisioning, organizing, and promoting the “Dive Deeper” Baptist Youth World Conference in Leipzig, Germany, July 30-August 3;

Commits to pray for the more than 7,000 young people expected to gather in Leipzig, and for those who have leadership responsibilities during the meeting;

Celebrates the commitment of Baptist young people and the vibrancy they bring to the life and witness of Baptists in the world;

Affirms the promise of Baptist youth as leaders both now and in the future, and calls upon established members of the BWA to nurture and make room for those who will come after them.


Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2008 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2008), p. 131.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2008.2 Baptist Youth Conference;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2008.2).

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