WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES: GENOCIDE VICTIMS' MEMORY PUSHES TO ACTIVE ACTIONS

15:21, 23.04.2015
Region:World News, Armenia, Turkey
Theme: Politics

YEREVAN. - The memory of the Armenian Genocide victims pushes us to
active actions. We must work by informing each other by using the
tools and opportunities of the international community.

The general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Olav
Fykse Tveit (Norway), noted the aforesaid Thursday at the two-day
International Social and Political Global Forum against the Crime of
Genocide. This forum was devoted to the Armenian Genocide Centennial,
it was held in Armenia's capital city of Yerevan, and about 600
participants from fifty countries took part in this event.

"We pay tribute to the innocent victims, and recognize what occurred,"
the WCC head specifically said.

Olav Fykse Tveit added that, unfortunately, numerous governments,
including the Norwegian administration, have not fulfilled their
moral duty, and did not acknowledge the events in 1915 as genocide.

"[But] injustice and violence will not have the last word," the WCC
general secretary concluded.

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