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Hungarian Evangelical Alliance’s Statement of Ecclesiastical Law

September 23, 2011

The WEA has a long history of affirming the importance of religious liberty globally, as reaffirmed at WEA’s last General Assembly.

1.   The members attending the 12th General Assembly of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) affirm its history of working towards religious freedom for all people. This was one of the motives for the founding of the Evangelical Alliance in 1846

2.   The activities of the WEA in this regard are founded on Scripture which reveals that every human being is created in the image of God and thus has indelible dignity.

3.   The WEA affirms religious freedom to exercise any or no religion as defined by the relevant declarations of the United Nations. The right to religious freedom is indivisible and cannot be claimed for one particular group only to the exclusion of others.

4.   The WEA therefore aims to work collaboratively with all who share its goals of supporting religious freedom, be it political powers or representatives of other or no religions. The WEA affirms the intention of Christians to live together peacefully with adherents of other or no religions and to work together for the common good and reconciliation.

In the context of this wider global commitment, WEA fully endorses the Hungarian Evangelical Alliance’s statement about their own religious liberty concerns for evangelicals and others in Hungary.

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