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Baptist World Alliance observes United Nations Human Rights Day Dec 9th
The Baptist Standard ^ | 6.Dec.2012 | Bob Allen

Posted on 12/07/2012 2:58:44 AM PST by Cronos

Timed nearest to the anniversary of the Dec. 10, 1948, adoption of the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Day has been sponsored for more than 20 years by the Baptist World Alliance . This year the date coincides with a BWA delegation visiting Nigeria, Dec. 4-10, to observe Human Rights Day and draw attention to episodes of violence committed by extremist rebels in northern and central Nigeria.

“As people of faith, there should be continuous encouragement to pray for and act on behalf of all people facing human rights threats and violations in different parts of the world,” Raimundo Barreto, BWA director of freedom and justice, said in a news release.

“The BWA intends to use 2012 Human Rights Day as a common day of prayer for the people of Nigeria, in light of the increasing episodes of violence in northern and central Nigeria, where more than 1,400 people have been killed in attacks by extremist groups since 2010,” Barreto said. “This environment of violence and fear inhibits individual freedom of expression and the safety to speak out against these injustices.”

..“Our brothers and sisters in Palestine, in Syria, in Egypt, in the DR Congo, in Nigeria, in Pakistan, in Burma/Myanmar, in Malaysia, in Kazakhstan, in Uzbekistan, in India, in the Caribbean, in Latin America, in some Western European countries, and in several sectors of North American societies, particularly among ethnic and other minorities, continue to call on the Baptist global community to help them in their plight, to show love and solidarity, to remember them, and to help to empower their voices,” the BWA said.

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1 posted on 12/07/2012 2:58:54 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos; All

No Christian church should be aligned in any way with the Unpunished Nazis (UN). Might as well side with Satan if you are going to honor and follow the UN

I hope other Baptists are aware of this and stay away from this group


2 posted on 12/07/2012 5:22:02 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Illegal Aliens do not pay Social Security...Employers do)
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Southern Baptist removed themselves from the Baptist World Alliance years ago.
3 posted on 12/07/2012 6:23:20 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Cronos
Other related articles:

Catholic Augustinians Support Human Rights Day

Pastoral Message on Human Rights Day of the Catholic Church in Thialand

Queenlands Catholic Church Together Human Rights Day 2012

There are more.

4 posted on 12/07/2012 5:18:07 PM PST by HarleyD
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note that the article is about Baptists. Why so obsessed with changing the topic?


5 posted on 12/09/2012 11:32:29 PM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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8 posted on 12/09/2012 11:47:28 PM PST by narses
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Thought it may be interesting to compare how many Christian groups are involved in this. It just keeps everything in perspective.


9 posted on 12/10/2012 4:32:53 PM PST by HarleyD
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