[MEDIA RELEASE] The WEA & Central Asia Evangelical Alliance Call for Peace in Kazakhstan

[MEDIA RELEASE] The WEA & Central Asia Evangelical Alliance Call for Peace in Kazakhstan

Timothy K. Goropevsek. Jan. 7, 2022. The WEA & Central Asia Evangelical Alliance Call for Peace in KazakhstanWorld Evangelical Alliance. Retrieved from: https://worldea.org/.

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) together with the Central Asia Evangelical Alliance (CEAE) express grave concern at the current political and social unrest in Kazakhstan, calling for immediate cessation of violence and incitement to violence.

In a joint statement, Bishop Dr Thomas Schirrmacher, Secretary General of the WEA, and Rev Peter Kremeruk, General Secretary of the CAEA, comment:

“There are many challenges around the world with the continuing economic impacts of COVID-19 that have led to tensions within many nations. However, we urge government officials in Kazakhstan to de-escalate social unrest and we urge the citizens of Kazakhstan to express their grievances peacefully. We specifically call for all those involved in the conflict to engage in a process of dialogue, working towards lasting peace and reconciliation and a resolution to the underlying issues. We assure the Kazakh people of our sincere prayers at this time.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Timothy K. Goropevsek, Chief Communications Officer, timothyg@worldea.org, +1 212 233 3046

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