Statements

In preparation for the Alliance of Baptists' annual meeting:

At our Annual Meeting, we consider statements submitted by communities or individuals. These statements are often a call to ourselves to pay attention -- to learn more about the particular issue. The statements are a basis for the staff or board to endorse statements on behalf of the Alliance of Baptists. They offer an opportunity for Alliance of Baptists congregations and members to join together in boldly addressing the issue with some faithful action.

We will have a time in the morning session of our Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 3 to ask clarifying questions about the statements submitted. In the afternoon session, we will consider together if we can reach consensus on affirming the statements. Please read carefully and prayerfully the statements which have been submitted for the 2014 Annual Meeting.

Statements proposed for affirmation by the Alliance body at the annual business meeting, May 3, 2014:

Statement on Cuba

Statement on Justice for Farmworkers

Statement on Mass Incarceration

Statement on Military Spending

Statement on Public Education

Statement on Resisting Violence


2013 Business meeting documents

Annual Meeting Agenda

From Wisdom Emerging hymn

Financial report

Here are the statements proposed for affirmation by the Alliance body at the annual business meeting, April 6, 2013:

Statement on Cuba

A statement on Drone Strikes - revised

A statement on Food Justice

Kairos Palestine Document - revised

The following statements were affirmed at the Alliance's 2012 annual gathering, formally known as convocation.

Statement Regarding the Death of Trayvon Martin

Statement on Gun Violence

A Statement on Lifelong Sexual Education, Sexual & Reproductive Rights, and Opposing Sexual Injustice and Violence

Statement on Stopping Violence and Injustice Against Transgendered Persons

Statement Against Torture

Amended Statement on Just and Humane Immigration Reform

Priorities for a Faithful Federal Budget: Acting with Mercy and Justice as One Nation under God

Statement on Cuba

Statement on Justice in Palestine and Israel —The membership did not reach consensus on this statement at this meeting. Members also voted not to vote on the statement. Members expressed interest in a variety of follow-up measures, including further education and dialogue, the possibility of a task group to work on a statement for next year, commitment by the Justice for Israel & Palestine Community to continue to raise the issue and additional prayer and discernment.

The following statements are proposed for affirmation at the Alliance's 2011 Convocation

Statement on Cuba Travel
Statement on Economic Justice
Statement on Gulf Oil Spill
Statement on Solidarity

The following statements have been adopted at the Alliance's 2010 Convocation

Statement on Cuba
Statement on Just and Humane Immigration
Statement on Nuclear Disarmament

The following letters have been endorsed by the Alliance Leadership Team

Letter to President Obama on Afghanistan, December 11, 2009
Letter regarding Eviction of Palestinians from their Homes in East Jerusalem, August 2009
Letter on Holy Land Peace
Letter on H.R. 2076, the Border Security and Responsibility Act of 2009

The following statements have been adopted by the membership of the Alliance of Baptists during Annual Convocations:

Statement on Climate Change, April 18, 2009
Statement on Economic Justice, April 18, 2009
Statement on US / Cuba Relations, April 18, 2009

Statement on ending the travel ban to Cuba. April 14, 2007

Statement on Racism and Repentance. April 22, 2006
Statement on Cuba. April 22, 2006

Statement of Solidarity with Our International Partners. April 2, 2005
Statement on Conscientious Objection. April 2, 2005

Statement on Cuba. April 17, 2004
Statement on Same Sex Marriage. April 17, 2004

Statement on Cuba. April 25, 2003
Statement on Jewish-Christian Relations. April 25, 2003
Statement on Muslim-Christian Relations. April 25, 2003
Ecumenical agreement with the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). April 25, 2003.

Statement on Palestinian-Israeli Conflict April 6, 2002
Statement on Zimbabwe April 6, 2002
Statement on Cuba. April 6, 2002

Statement on Zimbabwe April 21, 2001
Statement on Cuba. April 21, 2001

Statement on Death Penalty Statement. April 28, 2000

Statement on Racism and Repentance. March 10, 1990