A peaceful solution must be found for Ukraine

"We urge all parties to de-escalate the situation,” said LWF General Secretary Burghardt. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay
"We urge all parties to de-escalate the situation,” said LWF General Secretary Burghardt. Photo: LWF/S. Gallay

General Secretary calls for action to avert further conflict

(LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is calling on the international community to take immediate action to avert further conflict and war between Russia and Ukraine.

“We have followed with deepening concern as rhetoric and actions have continued to escalate over the past few days, leading to a situation where tensions are heightened and conflict or even war might be imminent,” says Rev. Anne Burghardt, LWF General Secretary.

“We urge all parties to de-escalate the situation and work for peace and stability. A peaceful solution must be found. On behalf of the global communion of Lutheran churches, I want to assure the people of Ukraine, as well as the German Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Ukraine, of our solidarity and prayers. May the God of peace grant comfort to the people and guide political leaders to act for peace, in wisdom and humility.”