BWA General Council Resolution 2012.2
ACKNOWLEDGING we as Baptists are now celebrating the historic occasion of the 400th anniversary of Thomas Helwys’ 1612 publication of the Mystery of Iniquity, the first defense of Universal Religious Liberty for all persons to be published in the English language;
WHEREAS, “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion”*;
WHEREAS, Religion can be deeply rooted in the identity of a person and one’s relation to the transcendental world expressed in acts of worship and the sharing of one’s faith;
WHEREAS, Religious Liberty for all persons has been a foundational Baptist principle for 400 years;
WHEREAS, Religious Liberty appears to be taken for granted even as religious minority groups in various parts of the world are suffering for lack of religious liberty protection;
WHEREAS, Religious Liberty cannot be taken for granted, but must be defended by every generation;
THEREFORE CALLS on Baptist church leaders around the world to renew urgently the teaching on Religious Liberty for all persons and to serve as advocates in their congregations and communities for the protection of all who wish to worship as their consciences dictate.
*Article 18, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
BWA General Council Resolution 2012.2 Religious Liberty
原始来源参考书目:Callam, Neville, 编辑. 世界浸信会联盟2012年年鉴。总理事会会议记录和名录。 弗吉尼亚州福尔斯丘奇：浸信会世界联盟，2012年。
原始来源脚注/尾注： Neville Callam, ed, 世界浸信会联盟2012年年鉴。总理事会会议记录和名录 (Falls Church, VA: Baptist World Alliance, 2012), p. 149.
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