Religious Freedom Violations in Azerbaijan

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BWA General Council Resolution 2009.5

The General Council of the Baptist World Alliance meeting in Ede, the Netherlands, July 27- August 1, 2009;

Recollects, celebrating 400 years of Baptist life, that from the beginning our founders stood for freedom of conscience and freedom of religion for all people regardless of their beliefs or non-belief;

Notes that the joint EBF/BWA Religious Freedom Monitoring Group during a visit in January 2009 to Azerbaijan observed violations of freedom of religion towards the local Baptists;

Expresses deep concern over the lack of religious freedom in Azerbaijan as evidenced in the new religion law limiting religious freedom;

Requests the Government of Azerbaijan to submit the religion law to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe for evaluation in order to bring the law into conformity with international standards;

Urges all Baptists to continue in prayer for Azerbaijan and for the members of all its various religious groups.

Citations

Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2009 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2009.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2009 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2009), p. 140.

Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2009.5 Religious Freedom Violations in Azerbaijan; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.

In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2009.5).