NCCI Condemns Attacks on and Abduction of Christians in the Middle-East!
The National Council of Churches in India expresses profound sorrow and strongly condemns the continuing abduction of Christians by the IS jihadists in North-East Syria, Iraq, Egypt and other Middle East countries generating a terrorizing situation of violence and death, thereby forcing people to relocate with a feeling of abandonment and hopelessness.
We strongly denounce the continued attacks on minorities, especially the recent attacks on churches in villages, the indiscriminate bloody annihilation of innocent lives, and the rampant abduction that is taking place in Syria, Iraq and other countries.
We resolutely condemn such hideous actions and stoutly challenge the ideologies of terror and violence guided by the fundamentalist communal misinterpretation of religious beliefs.
While we express our solidarity with our abducted fellow believers and their grieving families and churches, we demand the release of all the hostages.
We sincerely commit ourselves to work with all peace-loving agencies for the rescue of the victims and for bringing peace in Middle-East Nations.
(This statement is adopted by the Executive Committee of the National Council of Churches in India on the 27 Feb 2015 in Bangalore initiated by the Commission on Justice, Peace and Creation).