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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 259

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CEC grieves loss of life, condemns violent attacks in Brussels

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 marzo 2016

In Brussels rush hour commutes and early morning flights were violently disrupted by multiple attacks. Current reports describe at least 26 deaths as a result of two explosions at Brussels Airport, and further explosions at a metro station in the core of the European Union district. The Conference of European Churches grieves this loss of life and disruption of peace. We condemn the violent attacks and urge for peaceful responses in the hours and days that follow. We pray for those who have lost their lives, their families and communities, and for the people who risk their own safety for the sake of helping others.“In this season of Lent and Holy Week, we lament such outbursts of violence,” said CEC General Secretary Fr Heikki Huttunen. “As we heal together as inhabitants of Brussels and Europe—and brothers and sisters in humanity—we need to find our way anew, and must all contribute to building societies where everyone feels secure and partakes of the common good.”The Conference of European Churches asks that our Member Churches and all people of goodwill think of Brussels, Belgium, and Europe, and pray for peace.

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CEC grieves loss of life in Paris, condemns attacks

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 novembre 2015

Overnight a series of gun and bomb attacks left at least 120 dead in the French capital, and countless more injured. The Conference of European Churches grieves the loss of life and mourns with all those affected by this enormous tragedy. We pray for the victims, their families and friends, and for the men and women who risked their own lives last night in service to others.In a message of solidarity to the Council of Christian Churches of France, CEC General Secretary Guy Liagre condemned the attacks as a vile aggression against France and an affront to all humanity. “These tragic events impels CEC to strengthen our peacebuilding and reconciliation work,” remarked Liagre. “We must strive to follow the words of the Psalms—depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.”The Conference of European Churches urges a peaceful response to the tragedy, both in France and throughout Europe. “We must continue, on the basis of our Christian faith, to uphold our values,” Liagre continued, citing the 2001 Charta Oecumenica. “We work towards a humane, socially conscious Europe, in which human rights and the basic values of peace, justice, freedom, tolerance, participation and solidarity prevail.”

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