LWF condemns violence, calls for prayers for Myanmar

“Peace can only be achieved through dialogue,” said LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. Photo: Stefano Alemani/Unsplash
“Peace can only be achieved through dialogue,” said LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. Photo: Stefano Alemani/Unsplash

Dialogue and peaceful solutions needed to end political crisis 

(LWI) – In a statement issued on 5 March the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has condemned violence against demonstrators in Myanmar and called for restraint and peaceful solutions to end the political crisis in the country. 

“LWF strongly condemns any act of violence and calls for immediate cessation of all brutality against peaceful demonstrators. LWF calls on its member churches to pray for the people of Myanmar.”     

“Peace can only be achieved through dialogue,” said LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge. “We are following the situation in Myanmar closely. Reports of fatal shootings and widespread detention are shocking. Civilians must be protected. That must be the priority for authorities in Myanmar and for the International Community.” 

 

Read the statement