“WE CANNOT CLOSE OUR EYES, AS IF NOTHING WAS HAPPENING.”

Written by misioneras

17/07/2021

HAVANA (CUBA) – MESSAGE OF CONCUR

We welcome with deep respect and interest the cries and hopes that have been expressed by the people who have come out to protest in the streets this Sunday, July 11, throughout the country. As consecrated persons, we live these events from faith and we also recognize the voice of God in those claims of the people. Those who took to the streets are not criminals, they are ordinary people of our town who found a way to express their discontent.

 In communion with our bishops, we also feel that “we cannot close our eyes or squint, as if nothing was happening.”

1. Let us remember and defend that it is a legitimate and universal right of any citizen to express their claims in an orderly and peaceful manner in the public space, which is not the monopoly and privilege of any particular ideological group.

2. The prompt release of all those who have been unjustly imprisoned for the mere fact of exercising the right to demonstrate, to express their claims, is necessary.

3. We claim the right to information and communication that has been violated to the extreme by cutting the mobile phone connection and blocking social networks. This increases uncertainty and confusion in a population that already feels burdened by critical economic, health and social situations.

4. We must all avoid falling into the trap of violence as a way of imposing our own truth. We are concerned that, due to a lack of dialogue and listening capacity, the government will attack, repudiate, persecute and condemn those who think differently and express it in public.

5. It is important to listen to each other to remedy the causes that led to these manifestations. Only by going to the root of the problems can we truly remedy them.

We entrust ourselves to Our Lady of Charity so that, overcoming all temptations of violence and exclusion, she guides us along the paths of fraternity, reconciliation, justice and peace.

 Board of Directors of CONCUR

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Building the human family.

Building the human family.

THE AFFIRMATION OF LIFE. Holy and beloved Father, your Son Jesus taught us that there is great joy in heaven when someone who was lost, It is found, when someone who had been excluded, rejected or discarded is welcomed back into our us, that it becomes bigger and...

Towards an ever wider “we”.

Towards an ever wider “we”.

MESSAGE FROM POPE FRANCIS FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2021. We, origin and end God created us male and female, different and complementary beings to form together a we destined to be bigger and bigger, with the multiplying of the generations. God...

Recovering dignity: from prejudice to dialogue

Recovering dignity: from prejudice to dialogue

THE POPE IN THE GYPSY (SLOVENIA) The Holy Father has met more than 5,000 people from a gypsy community in Kosice. Many of them who are forced to live in conditions of degradation and poverty. In the neighborhood, the only support is a Salesian center. “No one in the...