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A Call for Hope: Statement Against Violence in México

Gathered in Monterrey City, Nuevo León, México at the eighth provincial synod, the men and women of the clergy and laity of the Anglican Church of Mexico stated their concern about the violence taking place in the country, and expressed the lack of respect for human dignity.

Challenged by God’s word (I John 4:8) we see the 26,043 missing people, the clandestine graves, gender violence, religious intolerance and bias against LGTBI persons, peoples driven from their lands on account of insecurity and the plundering of their communities. Alarmingly, we also foresee the apparent  naturalization charter of the corruption and criminalization of people and organizations that promote the defense of human rights and the working class.

The prophets of the Judeo-Christian tradition: Habakkuk 1:3; Amos 5:7-10; 12, Isaiah 50:6 and Jeremiah 22:3 urge the people of goodwill to side with the victims of violence and to be in favor of justice, something that the Anglican Communion embraces from the proclamation of God’s kingdom by tending to the needy with loving care, fostering the transformation of the unjust structures of society, as well as by encouraging all to safeguard the integrity of creation.

In this respect, pondering Psalm 85:10,13 and Habakkuk 3:17-18, despite the challenge posed by the current situation, we, as faithful people, make a call for hope based on justice, charity, and particularly, based on respect for our neighbor. We therefore deem unacceptable every form of violence and call for respectful dialogue in diversity, and for solutions to the underlying problems.”Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6

Drafting Committee

Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca: The Rev. Natividad Rangel Gutiérrez and the Rev. Salvador Martínez Ríos
Diocese of Mexico: The Rev. E. Arturo Carrasco-Gómez
Diocese of Northern Mexico: The Rev. Dr. Alejandro Morales Almanza
Diocese of Western Mexico: Milton Gómez Osnaya and the Rev. Ricardo Rodríguez Osnaya
Diocese of Southeastern Mexico: The Rt. Rev. Benito Juárez Martínez, Diocesan Bishop, Iván Sina Colorado and the Rev. Sergio Hernández Urrutia

June 18, 2016


Pronunciamiento del VIII Sinodo General de la Iglesia Anglicana de Mxico

Reunidos en la ciudad de Monterrey, Nuevo León, en el VIII Sínodo Provincial, las mujeres y hombres del clero y el laicado de la Iglesia Anglicana de México, vemos con preocupación la violencia que rodea a nuestro país, expresada en la falta de respeto a la dignidad de la persona humana.

Interpelados por la palabra de Dios (1 Juan 4:8) vemos a las 26043 personas desaparecidas, las fosas clandestinas, la violencia de género, la intolerancia religiosa y contra las personas de la comunidad LGBTI, los pueblos desplazados por causa de la inseguridad y por el despojo de las áreas de las comunidades corginarias; vislumbramos con alarma la aparente carta de naturalización de la corrupción y la criminalización de personas ye organizaciones que promueven la defensa de los DDHH y de la clase trabajadora.

Los profetas de la tradición judeocristiana Habacuc (1:3), Amós (5:7-10, 12), Isaías (58:6) y Jeremías (22:3), exhortan a las personas de buena voluntad a estar del lado de las personas violentadas y a favor de las justicia, lo que la Comunión Anglicana atiende desde la proclamación del Reino de Dios, aliviando las necesidades humanas con amoroso cuidado, impulsando la transformación de las estructuras injustas de la sociedad, así como alentando a salvaguardar la integridad de la creación.

En este sentido y considerando el salmo 85 (vs 10, 13) y Habacuc (3:17-18), a pesar de lo desafiante de la situación, como personas de fe llamamos a la esperanza con base en la justicia, llamamos a la esperanza con base en la caridad y especialmente con base en el respeto al prójimo, por lo que consideramos inaceptable toda forma de violencia y llamamos al dialogo respetuoso en la diversidad y a la solución de la problemática que atraviesa nuestro país.

“Bienaventurados quienes tienen hambre y sed de justicia, proque ellos serán saciados” (Mateo 5:6)

Comisión de redacción: Diócesis Anglicana de Cuernavaca: Pbra. Natividad Rangel Gutiérrez y Prbo. Salvador Martinez Ríos: Diócesis de México: Prbo. E. Arturo Carrasco-Gomez; Diócesis del Norte de México: Prbo. Dr. Alejandro Morales Almanza. Diócesis del Occidente de México: Milton Gómez Osnaya y Prbo. Ricardo Gómez Osnaya; Diócesis del Sureste de México: Revdmo. Benito Juárez Martinez, Obispo Diocesano; Iván Sena Colorado y Prbo. Sergio Hernández Urritia. (18 de junio de 2016)

Category: #Communications, #Repentance & Reconciliation

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