The atmosphere in the Evangelical community in Romania is really tense, following the public ‘execution’ of Rev Josef Ton, for the simple reason that he declared he became a ‘charismatic Baptist’. Following this, the level of un-civility in the virtual environment went to a historic low. Something needs t be done to bring public discourse at a minimal level of decency.
As you are well aware, this is nt the only place where such things happen. Even the ‘civilised’ America has witnessed, – with the rise of the ‘tea party movement’ – whose followers claim to be, in a large majority, conservative Christians – a degradation of public manners on the political scene, which culminated with the recent shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others around her. Reacting to this, Sejourners, the journal of Evangelicals for Social Justice, led by Rev Jim Wallis, took the initiatiave of suggesting a Peace & Civility Pledge. I present it here below, because I would like to suggest that such a pledge, if takes seriously, could save us from the mess we have presently in the Evangelical community in Romania. Continue reading “The Peace & Civility Pledge – A possible Suggestion for Romanian Evangelicals”