The Evangelical Association of the Caribbean (EAC) calls on the Church in the Caribbean to pray for all who suffer and for those who have the power to save lives, bring humanitarian aid and protection and for restoration of peace in Ukraine. We also call upon Christians in the Caribbean to pray for those with the power to stop the war and to bring about peace.
The EAC joins with the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) in condemning the violation of international law by Russia and calling for an immediate end to the attacks on Ukraine. Together, we call for respect to the Ukrainian territorial integrity, an end to the hostilities, an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine.
Commenting on the continuing situation, Thomas Bucher, General Secretary of the EEA, said, “Both Russia and Ukraine are sovereign nations, having the right to live without fear of attack but also having a duty to live peaceably as neighbors. Given the political and military developments over the past several years, each side may perceive the other as a threat but there is absolutely no justification for the Russian government to continue its interference in Eastern Ukraine or even start an invasion.”
The invasion of Ukraine is both unjustified and unprovoked. Europe has witnessed the horrors of war in the past and has learned that armed conflict and military occupation only bring devastation and suffering. Let us pray for peace between Ukraine and Russia amid the increasing tensions.