In these painful moments, the NGO CAP-LC (Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience) expresses its sorrow, support and solidarity to the Christian congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hamburg-Winterhude.
We are aware that your entire international community is saddened by this tragedy that will remain in the memory of all people.
We have a special thought for the children who were present during this tragedy marked by horror and incomprehension. A long work of reconstruction and accompaniment will certainly be given by your Church, your ministers and the parents.
We are convinced that your beliefs, your faith and your hope will allow you to overcome this ordeal (James 1: 12).
Your religion adheres to values that are common to all of us because they are based on universal principles:
– freedom of conscience and religion,
– refusal of any form of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia,
– fraternity and pacifism.
Our NGO, which brings together people of different faiths as well as non-believers, agrees to quote your Holy Scriptures and to send you these two encouraging verses:
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you.
Do not worry, for I am your God.
I will make you strong. Yes I will help you;
indeed, I will uphold you with my right hand, the hand of justice.
All those who are angry with you will be ashamed and humiliated.
Those who fight against you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.(Isaiah 41:10-11)
We hope that this message of friendship will bring comfort to all your members.
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