Ecumenical and Interfaith Partners’ statements on France and Lebanon
In addition to the Global Ministries’ Board of Directors statement on the violent attacks in Paris and Beirut, several ecumenical and interfaith partners and organizations have issued statements. Below are some links to such statements.
The Middle East Council of Churches on the Attacks in Lebanon:
The Middle East Council of Churches condemns terrorism and pray for the innocents
Beirut, November 12, 2015
With this statement, MECC denounces the terrorist attack that targeted once more innocent civilians who continue to pay with their lives the price for Radicalism and Takfiri acts:
“As we pray to God and ask mercy for the martyrs in the two explosions of Burj al-Barajneh (the southern suburbs of Beirut), we ask our Lord to heal the grief and pains of their families, who lost their loved ones, to heal the wounded and grace them a rapid recovery. We pray also for those whose hearts are filled with hate, we ask the Lord to place compassion in their hearts and enlightens their consciousness.
The Middle East Council of Churches calls upon all the Lebanese who are in charge of leadership to end internal conflicts and stand united to face terrorism, which threatens all the Lebanese regardless of their sectarian, political, and religious affiliation, and pray God to protect Lebanon and the Levant.
Statement by the US Council of Muslim Organizations:
The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, strongly condemns the abhorrent terror attacks that took place yesterday in Paris and left over 150 innocent people dead and scores injured. USCMO stands consistent with its position against all forms of violence against innocent people anywhere in Turkey, Beirut, Syria, Paris, and on our soil irrespective of the perpetrators, targets, or reasons. These repugnant acts of violence defy the sanctity of every innocent human live and shall always be condemned and rejected.
The US Council of Muslim Organizations sends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of France and stands in solidarity with them against terrorism and violent extremism. We ask the American Muslim community around the nation to hold candle light vigils in memory of the victims and in support of their families.
Statement by the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon on the Paris attacks: