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Resolution 21 - The Life and Witness of the Christian Community - Race

Resolution 21

The Life and Witness of the Christian Community - Race

The Conference affirms that the principle of trusteeship as laid down by Article XXII of the League of Nations Convenant cannot be duly applied in practice without full recognition of the fact that partnership must eventually follow as soon as two races can show an equal standard of civilisation. Accordingly, the Conference affirms that the ruling of one race by another can only be justified from the Christian standpoint when the highest welfare of the subject race is the constant aim of government, and when admission to an increasing share in the government of the country is an objective steadfastly pursued. To this end equal opportunity and impartial justice must be assured. Equal opportunity of development will result where the nation faithfully discharges its responsibility for the education of all its citizens, in which the co-operation of both the Church and the family with the state is essential; and Christian principles demand that equal justice be assured to every member of every community both from the government and in the courts of law.

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