As women united in an interreligious European dialogue project EPIL www.epil.ch , partly coming from countries which had to face violence and war in the near past, we feel deeply sorry for the Ukrainian people having to live under heavy bombings or having to leave their homes and trying to escape into safer areas. As much as we can, we support initiatives to help the refugees who come to our countries. And we are in solidarity with those who are against war and violence including the Russian people who dare to speak out loud against this war at the risk of imprisonment and high punishment.
We believe that God – and all human beings – want peace and wellbeing instead of war and violence. That is what we pray for. That is what we actively strive for. We hope that this war will end soon, that the damage will be rebuild and that all can return home and live in peace.