On Human Rights and Abuses in Myanmar

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BWA General Council Resolution 2006.4

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance, meeting in Mexico City, July 3-8, 2006:

Recognizes historic Baptists links with Burma [Myanmar] dating back to the work of Adoniram Judson and his colleagues in the nineteenth century.

Rejoices with the Baptist community, numbering more than one million adult church members, in their continued growth and their faithful pursuit of worship, witness, service and obedience to Jesus as Lord.

Affirms our solidarity with the civil populations of Myanmar as they suffer under hardships imposed by the military regime in power since 1962.

Requests the United Nations to take appropriate action for the protection of the lives and rights of Myanmar citizens, including their right to religious freedom.

In particular, calls upon the Myanmar authorities to lift the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, the legally elected president in 1990, and to insure that she be allowed access to adequate, independent medical care, in the light of her deteriorating health.


Original Source Bibliography: Lotz, Denton, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2006 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2006.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Denton Lotz, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2006 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2006), p. 77.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2006.4 On Human Rights and Abuses in Myanmar; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

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

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