From the Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church – South Africa, Synod 2019, Cape Town, RSA.
This Synod notes with grave concern the increasing levels of violence, gangsterism and lawlessness in our country. We are distressed at the ongoing xenophobic attacks as well as horrific violence against women and children. We commit to ongoing prayer for our country and urge our government to respond firmly and justly to all criminality. As men present, we especially feel shame and repent of our complicit silence and failure to call out any disrespectful behaviour. We call on all God’s people to pray and to practice godly citizenship and Christian conduct, respecting all people, without prejudice. May our God be merciful to South Africa.