Camille's editorial of February 22, 2022: Promise of justice

Every week until the presidential election, the Protestant Federation of France (FPF) addresses a new theme in its "address of Protestantism" for presidential candidates.

This week, it was the future president of the Protestant Federation of France (from July 1, 2022) Christian Krieger who questioned the candidates on the development of social justice in the member countries of the European Union.

It emphasizes the need for our societies to be bearers of a "promise of justice", to, among other things, strengthen “the resilience of the citizens of European countries” and “reinforce their confidence in the future”.

Sri Lanka's High Court on Friday acquitted two senior officials accused of 'crimes against humanity' for failing to thwart the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings. These attacks, attributed to a local radical Islamist group, targeted three churches and three hotels in the capital, killing 279 people and injuring more than 500.

This decision of the court was denounced by the Sri Lankan cardinal Malcolm Ranjith who believes that "the government has not kept any of its promises" to bring justice to the victims.

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority wanted to expand the boundaries of the Jerusalem Walls National Park to include, among other things, much of the Mount of Olives, thereby encompassing land owned by the Church.

In a letter denouncing this project which they consider "brutal", the senior representatives of the Church recalled that the Mount of Olives is "one of the holiest sites for Christianity". They finally won the box since the project was frozen.

Agnès John was kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria in January 2019, when she was a teenager working in the fields. She tells a member of Open Doors about the horror of life in captivity, her flight, her rescue by the Nigerian military, and how her relatives rejected her upon her return. The Christian also recounts the pressures she suffered to renounce her faith.

While the Bible regularly encourages us to seek justice whether social or moral, it also reminds us that we will not always obtain it on this earth, but trust in God because he will not leave the victims, he will restore them. for eternity.

Camille Westphal Perrier

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