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ÖRK-Generalsekretär: Erklärung der deutschen Kirchen zur Ablehnung der Nazipolitik noch immer inspirierend

Anlässlich des 90. Jahrestages der Barmer Theologischen Erklärung, in der Mitglieder der Bekenntniskirchen Deutschlands die Übergriffe der Nazis auf das kirchliche Leben verurteilten, lobte der Generalsekretär des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen (ÖRK) die Erklärung dafür, dass sie Christinnen und Christen seither im Kampf gegen Unterdrückung und Ungerechtigkeit unterstützt.

Christian Witness and Action for Human Dignity and Human Rights (statement)

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

because he has anointed me

to bring good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

and recovery of sight to the blind,

to let the oppressed go free,

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.

(Luke 4:18-19)

The current global context is marked by escalating conflicts, divisions, inequalities, resurgent racism, xenophobic attacks on migrants, antisemitism, violations of the rights of women and other forms of discrimination, threats against human rights defenders, as well as authoritarianism, populist nationalism, and religious and other forms of extremism, that threaten grave peril for the physical security and human dignity and rights of diverse communities and individuals around the world.

Executive committee