Regarding Peace

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.4

“That this Baptist World Alliance, representing eight millions (8,000,000) and more of Baptists all over the earth, expresses its thankfulness to God for the brightening prospects of the extinction of war and the arrival of universal peace and good will.

I.

“The Alliance places on record its profound gratitude to the President of the United States for the proposal of unlimited arbitration in all in-ternational disputes, and for his repeated and sustained efforts to get that proposal accepted not only by England but by other countries also.

II.

“The Alliance is also grateful for the cordial and enthusiastic welcome given to that proposal by the British Cabinet and Parliament irrespective of party, and by the representatives of Germany and France, and trusts that nothing will be wanting to establish at an early date a permanent arbitral court for the settlement of all questions amongst nations which cannot be disposed of by the ordinary methods of diplomacy.

III.

“Further, the Alliance, recognizing that it is the duty of the subjects of the Prince of Peace to lead in such pacific work, rejoices in the re-sponse made by our churches all over the world to these endeavors, and urges them to continue to pray for peace, to check everything in the press and in national life calculated to cause strife among the nations, to protest against the extension of the warfield into the air, and to promote in every way possible the spirit of brotherhood and love.”

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Philadelphia Committee, editor. The Baptist World Alliance Second Congress: Philadelphia, June 19-25, 1911. Philadelphia: Harper and Brother Company, 1911.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Philadelphia Committee, ed., The Baptist World Alliance Second Congress: Philadelphia, June 19-25, 1911 (Philadelphia: Harper and Brother Company, 1911), p. 149.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.4 Regarding Peace; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA World Congress Resolution 1911.4).

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

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