woensdag 16 februari 2011

Anglicaanse kerk in Egypte wil seculiere demokratie

Dit persbericht heeft bisschop Mouneer van de Anglicaanse Kerk in Egypte vanmiddag het licht doen zien:

16 February 2011

Statement from the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt
with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

Our beloved country Egypt is going through a critical time which requires all of us to be united, working together in order to achieve "freedom, democracy and social equality" which are at the heart of the Youth Revolution of 25 January 2011. Without achieving these goals, the Revolution will have been mere words. Therefore, with strong hands, hopeful hearts and with patience, we all need to work each in our own field, until Egypt becomes a developed democratic country. Only then will Egypt regain its pioneering place in the Middle East, a position it has held over the centuries.

We are pleased with the decision of the Minister of Interior to reinstate the motto of the police: "Police in the service of the People." We hope and trust that the police will make their motto a reality, actively providing a real service to citizens, not just monitoring them. On the other hand, we as citizens need to rebuild our trust in the police, start a new page, and work together for the sake of our beloved country Egypt.

We appreciate the role of the High Council of the Egyptian Army in achieving the dreams of our great nation, that Egypt would become a secular and democratic country in which all of its citizens enjoy their rights which will be guaranteed by the new Constitution.

The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer H. Anis
Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican Diocese of Egypt
with North Africa and the Horn of Africa
President Bishop of the Episcopal / Anglican
Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

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