Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr

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BWA General Council Resolution 1993.3

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in. Harare, Zimbabwe August 6-9, 1993,

GIVES THANKS TO GOD for the life and witness of Martin Luther King Jr. in this 125th anniversary year of his tragic and untimely death;

RECALLS his dream and his call to seek change through nonviolent action, which still serves as an effective model to all who strive for more just societies, free from war and want, fear and oppression;

CALLS UPON Baptists around the world, in celebration of this anniversary, to renew the commitment to struggle nonviolently for justice and peace.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 1993-1994 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1993.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 1993-1994 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (McLean, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 1993), p. 109.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 1993.3 Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 1993.3).

For more information about Baptist World Alliance resolutions, visit BaptistWorld.org/resolutions.

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