BWA General Council Resolution 2017.5
The Baptist World Alliance General Council, meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, July 5-7, 2017:
STATES its concerns at the climate of political and social instability and violence in Venezuela, which has led to deteriorating socio-economic conditions, including a shortage of food and medicines;
EXPRESSES compassion to all the Venezuelan people, especially to fellow Baptists in the country;
CALLS on the Venezuelan authorities to allow humanitarian aid into the country and to grant access to those who wish to assist the worst affected sectors of society;
CONDEMNS all forms of violence and calls for respect for democracy to guarantee a just way out of the grave situation affecting the nation;
PRAYS for all the people of Venezuela that peace will be recovered and internal divisions will cease.
Original Source Bibliography: Callam, Neville, editor. Baptist World Alliance 2017 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory. Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2017.
Original Source Footnote/Endnote: Neville Callam, ed., Baptist World Alliance 2017 Yearbook: Minutes of the General Council Meeting and Directory (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2017), p. 149.
Online Document Full Citation: BWA General Council Resolution 2017.5 Resolution on the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela; https://www.baptistworld.org/resolutions.
In-text Online Document Citation: (BWA General Council Resolution 2017.5).