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BWA World Congress Resolution 1980.6

Feeling the deepest disquiet over the plight of the homeless peoples of the world,

We plead with all governments to give care and human rights to the dispossessed peoples within their jurisdiction so they may live with hope and security within their own country.

We urge the governments of all countries to act with humanitarian concern towards persons seeking shelter as a result of personal dispossession or exclusion from their own nations, and we commend those governments which have already done so.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Bryant, Cyril E. and Burke, Ruby J., editors. Celebrating Christ’s Presence Through the Spirit: Official Report of the Fourteenth Congress, Toronto, Canada, July 8-13, 1980. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1981.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Cyril E. Bryant and Ruby J. Burke, eds., Celebrating Christ’s Presence Through the Spirit: Official Report of the Fourteenth Congress, Toronto, Canada, July 8-13, 1980 (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1981), pp. 243, 245.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1980.6 Refugees; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1980.6).

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