His Excellency Mr.
Barrack H. Obama
The United State of
Since the last few weeks
the news about the plan of Dove World Outreach Center Church in the
United States tu burn the Koran in the former World Trade Centre rubble,
in New York on September 11, 2010 was widely. Certainly we, the churches
in Indonesia are very much shocked about it.
As we all know, the
Al-Quran is the moslem Holy Book, which has Significantly much
contributed to human civilization. For Moslems, the Qur’an is not only
an element of worship, but it is God’s revelation which is believed to
be given to them through the Prophet Muhammad. Therefore, the action of
burning the Koran is uncivilized act and it will only provoke hatred and
Aside from that, the act
of Koran burning would have a huge negative impact, not only in the U.S.
but also in the whole world up to Indonesia. We are very worried,
because it would threaten good relations between Christian and Moslems
in various parts of the world which would bring hatred to moslems
against Christian congregation.
We are all quite aware
that Mr. President is someone who is very tolerant and of wide insight.
We also know that you are one of the leaders of the world peace. We very
much welcome the new approach are you doing in America’ relationships
with the moslem world and the middle east. Therefore, through this
letter we seek your kind attention that you, Mr. President, with all the
power on your hand, presumably to be able to block or cancle the action
plan of the Qur’an burning. Moreover, we strongly expect that you, dear
Mr President, can call for peace to all U.S. citizens in order to
maintain good relations with noslems and for the sake of world peace.
May The peace of Christ
always reconcile all of our hearts.
The Communion of Churches in
Rev. Dr. A.A Yewangoe ( General
Chairperson ) Rev Gomar Gultom, Mth ( General secretary )
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