The World Communion of Reformed Churches, in solidarity with the West Papuan Council of Churches and the Pacific Council of Churches, calls for prayer and fasting for West Papua.
The situation of human rights abuses and injustice in West Papua continue to escalate with the recent shootings—one fatal—of a catechist and pastor.
In light of these recent abuses and the historical struggle of the West Papuan people the WCRC invites members of the Communion into fasting for one meal each day until 6 December, which is celebrated as Pacific Freedom Day. In addition, the Pacific Council of Churches is calling for a whole day fast, from sunrise to sunset, on each of the Wednesdays between now and 6 December.
As we commit these days to prayer and to fasting, the WCRC calls for a cessation of all violence, the restoration of human rights in Papua, and the establishment of peace with justice.
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