The KCK Peoples and Beliefs Committee has issued a statement for Christmas.
The KCK Peoples and Beliefs Committee has issued a statement for Christmas wishing for wars and conflicts in all parts of the world to end and for humanity to lead a democratic and free life in peace and health.
The KCK statement said: “The Kurdish Freedom Movement, which has made the brotherhood of peoples and world its basis from the first day of their struggle, wishes the Christians in Kurdistan and around the world a Merry Christmas. We hope that the wars and conflicts in all parts of the world, especially in the Middle East, will end and that humanity will lead a democratic and free life in peace, peace and health.”
The KCK continued: “Religious holidays are an appeal for love, respect, peace, and brotherhood. This is the message they carry in all religions. They are an expression of the expectation of a humane, fulfilled and hopeful life. Christmas reminds people that they are responsible for realizing these values. We wish that this year's Christmas holidays will further reinforce these feelings and thoughts, beliefs and values.”
The statement added: “The year 2020 saw humanity living in a climate of war and violence caused also by the abuse of religious sentiment, nationalists, fascist governments and their leaders. To add to this was the outbreak of the corona pandemic. The year 2020 closes against the background of these mutually reinforcing crises. We believe that 2021 will be a year in which the repressive, nationalist and fascist regimes will be overthrown and the year will be marked by the struggle for democracy.”
The statement said: “As the freedom movement of Kurdistan, our response is to build on the connection to the sacred traditions of our peoples, their expectations and hopes, an autonomous Kurdistan and a democratic Middle East in which the different views live together in unity and brotherhood. It is for this reason that we are waging our greatest fight against those who abuse the essence of religions and use the beliefs of peoples to keep their regimes in power. The Abrahamic religions have seen in their history that the defenders of the truth always triumph over the oppressors. This is also our full conviction and it is with this conviction that we will celebrate the new year.”
The statement ended with the following remarks: “We believe that 2021 will be a year in which the struggle for women's freedom will grow even stronger, democratic values will come to the fore and be further enriched with ecological awareness. With these feelings and thoughts, we once again celebrate the entire Christian world and especially the Syriacs and Armenians on Christmas Day and wish everyone a year of love, respect and peace."