呼籲華人社區參與日本地震救災行動新聞發佈會

銀禧社
Jubilee Centre for Christian Social Action
呼籲華人社區參與日本地震救災行動新聞發佈會

三月十七日(星期四), 上午十一時三十分
Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto
301 Silver Star Boulevard, Scarborough, Ontario

講員:

謝安國牧師 銀禧社社長
陳榮基牧師 前日本傳教士
麥振榮牧師 世界華人福音事工聯絡中心加拿大總幹事

Rev. Haruo Sato, 佐滕牧師, 日本福音教會牧師
Rev. Ataru Nakagawa, 中川中牧師
Mr. Sid Ikeda, 日本社區領袖

三月十一日在日本東部海底發生的九級大地震和海嘯造成的破壞和傷亡,舉世震驚。世界不同國家都紛紛派出拯救隊,到達災區協助援工作,各國人民也積極捐助,向災民提供救援物資。

銀禧社呼籲華人社區暫時放下中日兩國人民在歷史的創傷與衝突,以上帝的愛伸出援助的手,參與救災行動。

中日兩國在過去一百多年來有一段慘痛的歷史,近日兩國又為釣魚台產生爭議,這段歷史的傷痕和政治的衝突是必須面對和處理的。

然而,面對著地震的慘劇和龐大的救援需要,我們一群華人教會的牧師和日本教會的牧師一起發出呼籲,鼓勵華人社區把這些歷史和政治的問題放在一旁,積極參與救災行動。

我們相信靠著上帝無條件的博愛,能夠化解冤仇,帶來醫治。

聖經說:「上帝愛世人,甚至將祂的獨生子賜給他們,叫一切信祂的,不至滅亡,反得永生。」(約翰福音3:16)上帝的愛,是普及世上所有的人,不論中國人,日本人,都是上帝所愛的對象。祂的愛是有行動的,差獨生愛子耶穌基督來到世間,為世人贖罪,叫世人因耶穌所受的傷而得到醫治。讓我們也伸出援助的手,為在災難中的日本人民帶來身體與心靈的醫治。

聖經又說:「祂是我們的和睦,將兩下合而為一,拆毀了中間隔斷的牆。」(以弗所書2:14)國與國,民與民,人與人之間都存在不少的隔斷的牆,以致產生許多誤解和衝突。但憑著基督的愛,這道牆是可以拆毀的。讓我們加拿大華人社區與日本社區在這次救災行動中,拆掉中間隔斷的牆,一起讓這無條件的博愛,為地震災民,為我們的心靈帶來徹底的醫治。

鼓勵捐款:加拿大紅十字會Canadian Red Cross (www.redcross.ca)

聯絡:謝安國牧師416-999-7766
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銀禧社

Jubilee Centre for Christian Social Action

JCCSA calls upon the Chinese Community to support Japanese Earthquake Relief Effort

March 17, 2011, 11:30 AM

Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto

301 Silver Star Boulevard, Scarborough, Ontario
Speakers:

Rev. Dominic Tse, President, JCCSA

Rev. Peter Chan, former Christian Missionary to Japan for 10 years

Rev. Chadwin Mak, Canadian Executive Director of CCCOWE

Rev. Haruo Sato, Japanese Gospel of Toronto

Rev. Ataru Nakagawa, Japanese Pastor

Mr. Sid Ikeda, Japanese Community Leader

The Panel of Chinese and Japanese Pastors jointly call upon the Chinese Community to participate in the Japanese Earthquake Relief Effort, to leave aside the past history of conflicts and pains between China and Japan, and to embrace the earthquake victims in the love of God.

The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

God unconditional love is for everyone. Chinese, Japanese, Canadian, all people on earth are objects of God’s love. He loved us by sending his Son Jesus Christ to die for all and atone for our sins, so that we can be healed through his pains. Now let us extend our helping hand to the Japanese earthquake victims that God’s love can bring healings to them in this time of devastation and despair.

The Bible also says, “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility.” (Ephesians 2:14)

There are so many barriers between peoples and nations these days, giving rise to endless conflicts. With the love of Christ, we, the Chinese Christian community and the Japanese Christian community can begin to break down this barrier of hostility. In participating in the relief effort, we can bring healing and peace to the victims, as well as to ourselves.

Donations are encouraged to be made to The Canadian Red Cross (www.redcross.ca)

For inquiries please contact: Rev. Dominic Tse (416-999-7766, jccsa.ca@gmail.com)

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