Concerns about unfolding situation in Myanmar

“Our solidarity with the people of Myanmar continues as we earnestly pray for a peaceful outcome from this crisis," said Rev. Dr Philip Lok, LWF Regional Secretary for Asia. Photo: Tim Proffitt-White (CC-BY-NC-ND)
“Our solidarity with the people of Myanmar continues as we earnestly pray for a peaceful outcome from this crisis," said Rev. Dr Philip Lok, LWF Regional Secretary for Asia. Photo: Tim Proffitt-White (CC-BY-NC-ND)

LWF stands with the churches and people of Myanmar 

(LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed concerns about the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, which has continued to worsen since the beginning of this month...  

“We are deeply concerned that the instability brought about by the ongoing political crisis in the country will further threaten the lives, livelihoods and dignity of people, especially those that were already grappling with challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rev. Dr Philip Lok, LWF Regional Secretary for Asia. 

Nearly one million people in Myanmar were already relying on aid and hundreds of thousands are internally displaced. Without a fast and sustainable resolution to the current situation, the lives of millions of people will be seriously jeopardized 

Since the crisis started in the early hours of 1 February, the LWF communion of churches has accompanied its four member churches in the country.  

“The LWF general secretary sent a pastoral letter to the Lutheran community in Myanmar, offering our prayers and accompaniment during these trying times for the churches and people of Myanmar," added Rev. Dr Lok. 

“Our solidarity with the people of Myanmar continues as we earnestly pray for a peaceful outcome from this crisis." 

Earlier, LWF joined tens of other concerned organizations, saying that “We are deeply concerned […] in light of the potential immediate and longer-term impacts on the safety, rights and wellbeing of people across Myanmar, particularly those already experiencing vulnerability and marginalization.”