Dukungan WCC kepada gereja-gereja di Mesir.

Menyikapi konflik internal yang berkembang di Mesir, sebelum dan setelah tersingkirnya mantan Presiden Mesir Mohammed, Dewan Gereja-Gereja se-Dunia (WCC) melalui Sekretaris Jenderal, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit mengirimkan surat dukungan kepada anggota gereja-gereja di Mesir dalam upaya berkerjasama dengan mitranya, yakni dari pihak muslim, partai politik dan organisasi masyarakat untuk memfasilitasi perdamaian melalui rekonsiliasi serta trauma healing di Mesir. Saat ini WCC memiliki 3 anggota gereja yang berbasis di Mesir, yakni Gereja Orthodoks Koptik (Coptic Orthodox Church), Gereja Presbiterian Evangelis (Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt Synod of the Nile), dan Orthodoks Yunani (Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa), serta 2 anggota gereja Mesir, yakni Gereja Apostel Armenia (Armenian Apostolic Church) dan Gereja AM Evangelis Armenia (Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East).

Demonstrasi di Mesir merambah ke kerasan. (Sumber: Reuters)

Krisis politik yang berkembang di Mesir telah menyebabkan jatuhnya beberapa korban dan merambah kepada konflik internal dalam negeri di Mesir. Selain mendukung langkah gereja-gereja di Mesir, Sekjen WCC juga mengucapkan keprihatinannya yang mendalam terhadap situasi di Mesir dan para korban.

Bersama dengan gereja-gereja anggota WCC di Mesir, Sekjen WCC, Tveit juga mengajak seluruh pihak untuk mewujudkan perdamaian di Mesir. “kita berdoa untuk proses transisi yang damai dan inklusif, di mana semua pihak akan bekerja sama untuk membentuk pemerintah yang akan memimpin negeri ini untuk stabilitas, keadilan dan perdamaian,”

Berikut Petikan Surat WCC kepada Gereja-gereja di Mesir

Letter of support to member churches in Egypt

10 July 2013

As general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), I express my deep concern over the news coming from Egypt reporting dangerous escalation of violence in several parts of the country, which have resulted in more than fifty persons killed and hundreds more wounded. The WCC has always condemned the use of violence as a means of resolving conflicts.

We want to assure the Egyptian people of our support for their ongoing efforts to maintain their unity within the diversity of their political affiliations. Together with our member churches in Egypt, and in the wider ecumenical family, we are praying for a peaceful and  inclusive transitional process, in which all parties will work together to form a government that will lead the country to stability, justice and peace.

We strongly support the efforts of the churches in Egypt, working together with their Muslim partners and all other political parties and civil society organizations and actors, to facilitate peace building through a reconciliation and healing process on a national level. We encourage all political parties to engage in this process so that national unity is preserved.

We are confident that the Egyptian people who rose up claiming dignity, freedom and equality will find peaceful ways to reach these common goals, while respecting political and religious diversity. We are also confident that political and religious leaders in Egypt are aware that in critical historical moments of change and transformation in political systems, inclusive processes are vital for the unity of the nation, while exclusive ones lead to frustration and disappointments.

Yours in our Common Lord,

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit
WCC general secretary

Sumber : WCC

Sumber : http://hkbp.or.id/dukungan-wcc-kepada-gereja-gereja-di-mesir/

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