Baptist Churches Pass Resolution on Inter- Religious Prejudice

November 15, 2003

Source: American Baptist News Service

On November 15, 2003 the American Baptist News Service reported that the General Board of American Baptist Churches USA yesterday affirmed an "American Baptist Resolution on Inter - Religious Prejudice." The report calls on American Baptists to "encourage dialogue with Americans of other religions to promote peace and justice in the U.S. and around the world; and in particular with American Jews and Muslims as integral to the churches' efforts for peace in the Middle East; to encourage inter religious dialogue in other situations in which religion is identified as a factor in conflict situations." The report also urges American Baptists to "condemn all forms of bigotry which turn religious differences into excuses for defamations, stereotyping, and violence; to defend their victims; to challenge and rebut statements about other faith groups or individuals that embody religious stereotyping, prejudice and bigotry."