Religious Freedom Violations in Azerbaijan

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BWA General Council Resolution 2009.5

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Ede, the Netherlands, July 27- August 1, 2009;

Recollects, celebrating 400 years of Baptist life, that from the beginning our founders stood for freedom of conscience and freedom of religion for all people regardless of their beliefs or non-belief;

Notes that the joint EBF/BWA Religious Freedom Monitoring Group during a visit in January 2009 to Azerbaijan observed violations of freedom of religion towards the local Baptists;

Expresses deep concern over the lack of religious freedom in Azerbaijan as evidenced in the new religion law limiting religious freedom;

Requests the Government of Azerbaijan to submit the religion law to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for evaluation in order to bring the law into conformity with international standards;

Urges all Baptists to continue in prayer for Azerbaijan and for the members of all its various religious groups.

Citations

BWA General Council Resolution 2009.5 Religious Freedom Violations in Azerbaijan

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2009 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2009.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2009 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2009), p. 140.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2009.5 Religious Freedom Violations in Azerbaijan; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2009.5).

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