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BWA General Council Resolution 2003.5

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7-12, 2003:

COMMENDS the leadership of USA President George W. Bush, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas as well as the roles of the USA, the European Union, the United Nations and Russia in putting forth “The Road Map to Peace” that provides an opportune moment for all parties involved in the Middle East conflict;

EXPRESSES gratitude for the cooperation of the Israeli and Palestinian Governmental Authorities;

URGES all parties to work diligently toward the cessation of violence and a just and lasting peace for all peoples.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2003 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2003.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2003 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2003), p. 89.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2003.5 Middle East; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2003.5).

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

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