Serbske ludowe zastupnistwo
Sorbische/wendische Volksvertretung
Sorbian/Wendish People’s Representation

Attacks on crosses around Wittichenau

Unknown perpetrators have grossly damaged or carried off a total of four Christ crosses near Wittichenau/Kulow. In the area of the Catholic Sorbs, similar attacks on Christian symbols happen again and again, deeply hurting the feelings of the believing people.  Not only the Sorbian Christians, but the entire Sorbian community experiences this as an attack on their self-image, as an attempt to humiliate them. The members of the Serbski Sejm are shocked and condemn the criminal acts.

Nothing is easier than condemning the evildoers, and nothing is more difficult than preventing such acts, because one is usually defenceless against such stupidity. Neither protests nor any kind of state violence can achieve anything here. It requires the courage of humanity and it requires following the voice of reason. There is no doubt that a number of causes and conditions exist to explain such barbarism. However, peace and understanding in the long term is only possible if we succeed in dealing with each other in an engaging way in unspectacular everyday life as well as in conflict situations, and if we are open to mutual understanding. However, this does not release the state's law and order power to prevent, prosecute and punish such attacks accordingly.

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