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. If you have a statement to submit before the 2017 Annual Gathering, please submit by March 15, 2017 to president Mike Castle.
We have a time in the Annual Meeting to ask clarifying questions about the statements submitted. Then, we will consider together if we can reach consensus on affirming the statements.
Statements affirmed by the Board of Directors at the October 1, 2016 Board Meeting
2016 Annual Gathering: Statement affirmed by the Alliance body at the annual business meeting, April 9, 2016:
Nominating Committee Report to the Membership Click here
- Supporting document: Palestine & Israel- Doing Justice information
- Further information including maps, photos and resource list
- Supporting document: Christian Communities Respnd to Flint Water Crisis (Alliance already signed)
- Statement passed with this addition: “… All people are called to responsibly steward the gifts of creation, and to stand in solidarity with the most vulnerable, affirming all creation’s right to flourish.
[Addition] This includes supporting people currently dependent on fossil fuel economies, as humanity transitions to a clean energy future.”
2015 Annual Gathering: Statements affirmed by the Alliance body at the annual business meeting, April 18, 2015:
2014 Annual Gathering: Statements affirmed by the Alliance body at the annual business meeting, May 3, 2014:
Business meeting documents
Here are the statements proposed for affirmation by the Alliance body at the annual business meeting, April 6, 2013:
The following statements were affirmed at the Alliance's 2012 annual gathering, formally known as convocation.
The following statements are proposed for affirmation at the Alliance's 2011 Convocation
The following statements have been adopted at the Alliance's 2010 Convocation
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 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.