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Resolution 23 - The Life and Witness of the Christian Community - Race

Resolution 23

The Life and Witness of the Christian Community - Race

The Conference affirms that the guiding principle of racial relations should be interdependence and not competition, though this interdependence does not of itself involve intermarriage; that the realisation in practice of human brotherhood postulates courtesy on the part of all races towards one another, co-operation in the study of racial relations and values, and a complete avoidance of any exploitation of the weaker races, such as is exemplified in the liquor traffic among the natives of Africa and enforced labour for private profit.

The Conference urges that the presence of Asiatic and African students at western universities affords an opportunity for promoting friendliness between different races, and asks that Christians should try to create such a public sentiment that these students may be received with sympathetic understanding and enabled to share in all that is best in western social life.

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