Fellowship of Reconciliation condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine
Christian peace-making charity, The Fellowship of Reconciliation, has condemned the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. We urge politicians on all sides to take action for a peaceful resolution of this situation and for Christians to speak out, to pray regularly for peace and to support any humanitarian calls for help.
John Cooper, FoR Director said:
“Events culminating in the invasion have undone decades of negotiations towards peace and democracy in the Ukraine and the wider European Region. We endorse the call from Pacifists in the Ukraine to get all parties back round the negotiating table and to ensure the foundations for true lasting security are laid.
While politicians must pursue a peaceful resolution to this conflict, we cannot ignore the many civilians at risk from warfare. We urge all nations to offer sanctuary to those who flee for their own safety and highlight calls for human rights observers to ensure any abuses carried out in conflict do not go unpunished
Our members will be praying for peace. We will uphold politicians and remember all conscientious objectors to conscription in Russia and Ukraine.“
The Fellowship calls on all people of faith to commit themselves to prayer and action for peace. We believe that peace in the region is still possible and paths towards reconciliation can and must be found.
The Fellowship will be holding a zoom meeting of prayers for peace at 7.30pm on Fridays. Zoom links vai the FOR homepage.
(EDIT: Early versions of this release used the phrase ‘declaration of war’. We understand that reports indicating that occurred were false therefore this has been changed)