WHEREAS a number of nations suffer the horrors of war and many others are afflicted by totalitarian political systems; and
WHEREAS we have brothers and sisters in the faith who struggle beneath the heel of political, economic, and religious oppression; and
WHEREAS we are not unmindful of their sufferings and of their need for divine intervention:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this 59th General Assembly of the Church of God go on record as supporting basic human rights—life, liberty, justice, freedom of speech and religion—for all people, and that we cease not to labor and pray for these rights in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the theme which has inspired us this week—Lord, Show Us Thy Glory"—burn always in our hearts, motivating us to pray without ceasing not only for the peace of Jerusalem but for the peace of Warsaw, the peace of San Salvador, the peace of Beirut, and of every other city where oppressed people cry out for mercy: in this broader sense as well, we unite our hearts and pray, "Lord Show Us Thy Glory" (59th A., 1982, pp. 53, 54)."
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