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Auslandsbischöfin der EKD bekundet Solidarität mit den amerikanischen Partnerkirchen

Ungerechtigkeit und Rassismus überwinden

In zwei Schreiben an die amerikanischen Partnerkirchen der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland hat Petra Bosse-Huber, EKD-Auslandsbischöfin, die Solidarität der Evangelischen Kirche mit deren Einsatz für die Überwindung von Ungerechtigkeit und Rassismus erklärt. In dem Brief heißt es u.a.:

"Blessed are the peacemakers," Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount. As churches we are guided by the love of Christ. It is our common task to create opportunities for dialogue in the conflicts and to raise our voice peacefully against racism and injustice. I remember one word of Martin Luther King Jr., that has been made even more relevant as I write this letter today: “darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

In this season of Pentecost, we pray that the Holy Spirit will empower us to stand up together for the breath and lives of our sisters and brothers of color and to commit ourselves to a peaceful society living in reconciled diversity towards justice and peace. We promise to combat racism together with you. May our partnership remind you of the fact that you do not do this work alone, and may this scripture give you strength –“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but the spirit of power, of courage and resolution, to meet difficulties and dangers; the spirit of love which will carry us through opposition” 2 Timothy 1:7.

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