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:
2013 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.
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
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.