Thursday, 24 April 2008

Archbishops' joint statement on Zimbabwe

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a statement on Zimbabwe. In the statement they warn that Zimbabwe is on the brink of "national disintegration" and "spiralling communal violence".
"Faithful men, women and young people who seek better governance in either political or church affairs continue to be beaten, intimidated or oppressed."

At work today a colleague from the LWF has circulated us to tell us of a successful protest at the Chinese embassy in Namibia today, against the Chinese ship carrying arms for Zimbabwe.
On Monday we will carry our prayers and symbols of hope to the foot of the African cross which stands in the Ecumenical Centre's main lobby. It was carved in Zimbabwe for the WCC's assembly which took place in Harare in 1997.