Christianity Today reported that During the recent Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Nashville, while internal disputes took center stage, a significant resolution addressing the plight of Uyghur Muslims in China went overlooked by many commentators. Southern Baptists, aligning with Pope Francis, not only highlighted the abuses suffered by Uyghurs but also officially labeled it as genocide. The resolution cited credible reports of over a million Uyghurs being detained in concentration camps in Uyghurstan (so-called Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region) Led by Griffin Gulledge, a PhD student, the resolution built a biblical case for advocating human rights. It urged the Chinese Communist Party to immediately cease the genocide, restore Uyghurs’ rights, and end their persecution and abuse. The SBC expressed solidarity with the Uyghur people and called on the US government to bring an end to the genocide, ensure humane treatment, and provide religious freedom while considering their resettlement as refugees. This significant stance demonstrates the SBC’s commitment to religious freedom and human rights for all.
Southern Baptists Take Stand Against Uyghur Persecution, Label It Genocide