WCC calls for recognition of Armenian Genocide

WCC calls for recognition of Armenian Genocide

21.02.2005 17:19

YEREVAN (YERKIR) – Meeting in Geneva, the Central Committee of the
World Council of Churches called for the recognition of the Armenian
Genocide.

The Public Issues committee of the WCC central committee recommended
to the organization’s general secretary “to propose to all member
churches to make Sunday April 24 a day of memory of the Armenian
Genocide and to consider further appropriate actions”. That day is the
90th anniversary of the tragic massacre of one-and-a-half-million
Armenians in Turkey and the deportation of another million from their
homeland.

“From the Christian perspective, the path towards justice and
reconciliation requires the recognition of the crime committed as a
sine qua non condition for the healing of memories and the possibility
of forgiveness”, stated the Public Issues committee.

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