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台灣基督長老教會對世界傳道會對台聲明的回應文


曠野裡的先知呼聲!

世界傳道會(CWM)年度會員大會(AMM)日前發表對台聲明「不被遺忘,不再孤單」(2023年6月),對於世界傳道會溫暖且勇敢的呼聲,台灣基督長老教會總委會對其領導幹部及所有的會員教會表達由衷且深切的感激之意。一個在患難中的朋友及忠實夥伴才是真正的朋友及忠實夥伴!

 在台灣面臨被中國及其在國際社會裡的附庸國持續施行全面隔離及孤立政策的危急時刻,世界傳道會刻意選擇在台灣召開以「拆毀分隔的牆」為主題的2023年度會員大會,可說是以具體行動支持台灣基督長老教會以及整體台灣社會,並表達團結共融的一體精神。世界傳道會年度會員大會同時發表聲明,以先知性的勇氣及激進的好客精神來擁抱被孤立及邊緣化的夥伴 – 台灣基督長老教會和台灣。這個聲明帶給台灣基督長老教會一個持續的盼望及強而有力的鼓舞,因為有一個信仰群體及宣教夥伴對我們說:「你們沒有被遺忘,你們也不是孤單的」,這是何等的確證及信心的承諾。

 確實,在過去數十年當中,特別是近幾年,台灣遭到帝國強權那具毀滅性且罔顧人性尊嚴的勢力所威脅,也被國際社會所孤立且刻意忽視。感謝台灣普世論壇(TEF)裡的忠實夥伴以及像世界傳道會這樣的好朋友們的協助,讓台灣集體安全遭到威脅的處境以及在困境中的吶喊能逐漸被廣大世界所認知及聽聞。

 台灣基督長老教會要對這些忠實且友好的夥伴作出回應,我們會持續委身在普世的大家庭當中,也會在這個已經深陷於紛爭與患難的世界裡參與在好憐憫與促進公義和平的先知性事工裡。

末了,弟兄姊妹們,後會有期。你們要努力作完全人。接受我的勸告;大家要同心,和睦相處。願慈愛和賜平安的上帝與你們同在!(哥林多後書13:11)

台灣基督長老教會68屆總會議長

彭志鴻牧師

台灣基督長教會總幹事

陳信良牧師

2023年7月18日

Prophetic Voices from the Wilderness!

– PCT’s Response to CWM Statement on Taiwan

In response to the Council for World Mission (CWM) Annual Members Meeting (AMM) statement on Taiwan “Not Forgotten and Not Alone” (issued June 2023), the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) Executive Committee expresses its heartfelt and deep gratitude to the leadership and all the constituent members of CWM for their warm and courageous voices. A friend and truthful partner in need is friend and truthful partner indeed!

Addressing the theme, “Break Down the Walls of Division,” CWM intentionally chose Taiwan to hold its 2023 Annual Members’ Meeting as an act of support and solidarity with PCT and the wider Taiwanese society at a time when Taiwan is consistently confronted with an apartheid isolation exercised by China and its vassals in the international community. CWM AMM issued a statement which exhibits both prophetic audacity and radical hospitality towards its isolated and marginalized partners, the PCT and Taiwan. The statement provides the PCT with a sustaining hope and empowering encouragement, which comes as an assurance and prayerful commitment from a faith community and mission partner that says: “You are not forgotten, and you are not alone.”

Indeed, during the last few decades and particularly in recent years, Taiwan has been threatened by the destructive and dehumanizing forces of the Empires and isolated from and deliberately ignored by the international communities. Thanks to truthful partners in the Taiwan Ecumenical Forum (TEF) and friends like the Council for World Mission, the life-threatening situations and outcries of Taiwan are gradually learned and heard by the world at large.

In response to these truthful and friendly partnerships, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan will continue to join the ecumenical companionship and participate in the prophetic works of compassion and just-peace in a world that is deeply in trouble and in need!

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Be restored; listen to my appeal; agree with one another; live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.(2 Corinthians 13.11)

Rev. Pang Jyh-Hong

Moderator, PCT 68th General Assembly

Rev. Chen Hsin-Liang

PCT General Secretary

July 18, 2023


譯◉PCT普世關係委員會

不被遺忘,不再孤單

世界傳道會(CWM)是由來自全球六個地區,32個會員教會所組成的普世宣教組織。CWM在2023年6月舉行年度會員大會,並刻意決議於台灣彰化召開,以具體行動支持台灣基督長老教會(PCT)及整體台灣社會。

大會主題為「打破分歧的牆」(Break Down the Walls of Division)。CWM積極聆聽台灣人民的聲音,深知帝國強權的競爭不斷加劇地緣政治變化,致使台灣在強權夾縫中求生,並隨時遭受戰爭威嚇。帝國政策不僅嚴重分裂台灣社會,也影響整個亞太地區。烏俄戰爭牽動下,帝國採取比以往更激烈的行動,使亞太情勢益顯嚴峻。在此情況下,台灣經歷漸增的軍事演習(挑釁模擬侵台),人民深感越來越容易遭受攻擊。

COVID-19疫情大流行之際,台灣是全球最受孤立的國家之一,主因是被排除在世界衛生組織(WHO)及國際衛生條例(IHR)之外。台灣不被允許參與全球應對大流行病的行動,無法取得資訊與資源、無法分享各國資料與最好的防疫措施,更無法參與國際討論與決策。

CWM透過台灣普世論壇(TEF)與PCT及其他普世夥伴緊密合作,倡議台灣人民的自決權,包括宗教、政治和經濟自由,並追求地區和平。

CWM肯定台灣追求公義、和平及和解的生存權利,認知台灣人民在抵抗壓迫結構時的堅韌,這些壓迫威脅要毀滅台灣社會和平,局限人民生命繁榮興旺的機會。CWM也讚揚台灣即便面對自己的挑戰,依然慷慨貢獻幫助其他國家,以利他國福祉,包括援助烏克蘭以及聲援香港等。

CWM呼籲其會員教會大家庭內外加強全球合作,支援台灣爭取和平、民主、人權及法治。也敦促全球跨國組織與普世教會機構傾聽台灣人民的聲音,一同出聲反對台灣所遭受的軍事敵對行動,以及台灣持續被孤立的不公義現象。

基督的智慧提醒我們,我們連結彼此,「一個肢體受苦,所有的肢體就一同受苦;一個肢體得榮耀,所有的肢體就一同快樂。」(哥林多前書12章26節)CWM聲援台灣及其人民,嚴正申明:「你們不被遺忘,你們不再孤單。」

CWM Statement on Taiwan “Not Forgotten and Not Alone”

The Council for World Mission (CWM), comprising 32 member churches from six global regions, made a conscious decision to hold its June 2023 Annual Members’ Meeting in Changhua, Taiwan, as an act of support and solidarity with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), and the wider Taiwanese society.

Meeting under the theme “Break Down the Walls of Division”, CWM has actively listened to the voices of the Taiwanese people. Caught in the escalating geopolitics between competing Empires, Taiwan is living under the constant threat of war. Empire-policies have created deep divisions not only within Taiwanese society, but also in the entire Asia-Pacific region. The situation has been intensified in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war, with Empires taking more aggressive actions than in the recent past. Taiwan has experienced increased military exercises (simulations and provocations), and the Taiwanese people feel increasingly vulnerable.

Taiwan has been one of the most isolated nations in the world during the Covid-19 Pandemic, primarily because of its exclusion from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Health Regulations (IHR). Taiwan was not allowed to participate in the global response to the pandemic, including accessing information and resources, sharing data and best practices, and participating in international discussions and decision-making.

CWM has been working closely with the PCT and other ecumenical partners through the Taiwan Ecumenical Forum (TEF), advocating for the rights of the Taiwanese people to “self-determination”, including religious, political, and economic freedom, and in pursuing peace in the region.

CWM affirms Taiwan’s right to rise to life through the pursuit of justice, peace, and reconciliation. It acknowledges the resilience of the people of Taiwan in resisting the oppressive structures which threaten to destroy peace in their communities and limit their opportunity to flourish. CWM commends Taiwan’s generosity in contributing to the welfare and wellbeing of other nations, even in the face of its own challenges—including assistance for Ukraine, financial support during Covid, and standing in solidarity with Hong Kong.

CWM calls for greater global cooperation within and beyond the CWM family to support Taiwan in its struggle for peace, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. It urges global multinational and ecumenical organisations to hear the voices of the Taiwanese people, to speak out against the military hostilities being suffered by Taiwan, and against the injustice of Taiwan’s continued isolation.

Christian wisdom reminds us that we are all connected, and “if one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (I Cor 12: 26); CWM affirms its solidarity with Taiwan and its people, and says, “You are not forgotten, and you are not alone”.

Source>(https://www.cwmission.org/cwm-statement-not-forgotten-not-alone/)


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