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BWA General Council Resolution 2008.5

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

Expresses deep sadness and regret over religious and ethnic conflicts that claim many lives and create deep scars in different parts of the world;

Rejoices in significant efforts in bringing together divided communities to seek forgiveness, genuine reconciliation and mutual respect;

Encourages dialogue between different faith and ethnic groups to promote peace and harmony in society;

Calls on all Baptists to exemplify the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ and, as reconciled people, to fulfill a ministry of reconciliation in the world.


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), pp. 132- 133.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2008.5 Ministry of Reconciliation;

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2008.5).

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