Thursday, September 21, 2006

Indigenous in Karasjok Recall How Winnipeg Assembly Launched Their Campaign

New steps to broaden process is next goal

They remembered how it began three years ago in Winnipeg, Canada, so they paid tribute to Rev. Humberto Ramos Salazar, former president of the Bolivian Evangelical Lutheran Church (IELB). They remembered his role in beginning the process, but he was killed in 2004 in a car accident. Participants said he gave strong impetus to a campaign for Indigenous People during their meeting at the 2003 LWF Tenth Assembly in Winnipeg.

"The goal of this meeting is to make a common understanding of indigenous issues, there this consultation is directly continuing the one we had in Winnipeg," said Tore Johnsen, a Sámi pastor said.

At the Winnipeg Assembly those working on the matter held four productive meetings that ended with a resolution on Indigenous Peoples which the LWF Assembly accepted.

Now is time to take new steps in the development of this resolution," said Johnsen in Karasjok
Therefore, they spoke about developing structures that advance their goals.

One speaker said they recognize that the LWF can enable churches to recognize indigenous people at a local level. He noted that for indigenous people it is very important to keep their own identity, language, culture and territory and that the LWF along with local Lutheran churches can be of great help in facing the issue.

Click here for here for the LWF Tenth Assembly Message, adopted 30 July 2003 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to access this link - pdf/69kb)

Click here for a Compilation of Resolutions and Statements adopted by the LWF Tenth Assembly in Winnipeg, Canada. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to access this link - pdf/59kb)

The Lutheran World Information (LWI) published the following news stories about the participation of Indigenous peoples in LWF Assembly:
Indigenous Peoples Participants in LWF Assembly Amplify Global Concerns, Call to Join in Common Journey on the Path of Healing.

La conférence se remémore comment cette campagne a débuté lors de l'Assemblée de Winnipeg

Rappelant le processus ayant mené à cette conférence, le pasteur Sámi Tore Johnsen, a souligné le rôle clé joué par Humberto Ramos Salazar de Bolivie, lors de l'Assemblée de la FLM en 2003 à Winnipeg, Canada, décédé en 2004. "Il est temps d'effectuer de nouveaux pas dans le développement de la résolution votée alors."

L'un des intervenants a remarqué que la FLM pouvait, en lien avec les Églises luthériennes locales, être d'une grande aide dans le maintien des identités, langues et cultures particulières, avant peut-être de développer des structures pour servir ces objectifs.

Cliquez ici pour lire le message de la 10e Assemblée de la FLM, adopté le 30 juillet 2003, à Winnipeg, Canada. (Utilisez Adobe Acrobat Reader pour ouvrir ce lien - pdf/69kb)

Cliquez ici pour une compilation des résolutions et décisions prises à la 10e Assemblée de la FLM à Winnipeg, Canada.(Utilisez Adobe Acrobat Reader pour ouvrir ce lien - pdf/59kb)

Le "Lutheran World Information" (LWI) a publié les articles suivants sur la participation des peuples indigènes à la 10e Assemblée à Winnipeg, Canada (uniquement en anglais): Indigenous Peoples Participants in LWF Assembly Amplify Global Concerns, Call to Join in Common Journey on the Path of Healing.

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