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A Joined Appeal

The United of Indigenous West Papua Coalition (UIWPC)
West Papua, 03 August 2012
To: Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC)

A Joined Appeal

Praise to the Lord Almighty God,
We, the leaders of UIWPC would like to write our very deeply concerned appeal to your good office. As public aware upon serious human sufferings and victims for your Christian community of Melanesian people under the 50 years of Asian country of Indonesia occupation indicated that it clearly far away of regional community attention especially from our regional leaders. The religious leaders and many of un-sinned of Melanesian is being targeted and been killed, persecuted and tortured even burn out Churches and its facilities including destroying lifestyle to survive on this holly and God created land. Indonesian colonial practices definitely has been involved crimes against humanity as well as Gospel rules, consequently no opportunity to do faith based activities and ritual due to climate of fear increasing who is facing by God fearing pacific innocent population of West Papua almost over a half century.
We recognised same though between our pacific cultural values or norms and the European Christian values which the both maintain human dignity and salvation for the all people and nations around the world. During Dutch time, West Papuan have involved in annual meeting by official delegation as founder members at Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) back in 1960s, since Indonesian settlement until at present no clear space to share worship together and develop our religious values to support peace and security agenda for our oceanic continent. Today, we only convey our misery and tears by this letter to our beloved Pacific brothers and sisters. However, we strongly respect our ethnical and cultural identity as a pacific native kinship that never and will ever end from our mind and soul despite imposing by whatever colonial force therefore, we would like to ask your assistance that through PCC need to:
1. Ask PIF Government to need a regional wisdom and reaction in resolving human suffering and the human rights violation.
2. Encourage World Church leaders and international faith based institution regarding the humanitarian crisis of West Papua,
3. Encourage to World Catholic Church Leader or Pope as observer members at the United Nations General Assembly to advice state members to take peaceful solution ends long enduring conflict between Indonesian government and pacific people of West Papua.

This aspiration represents our future hopes for peace, safety, salvation and freedom from the Indonesian military regime. Christian pacific people in West Papua have been slow genocide on the rich natural resource and beautiful country. Eventually, we give our gratitude and prayer for future generation of Pacific. God will grant a good wisdom for you all.
God Bless Our Pacific People

The Signatures of the UIWPC Leaders:

Chairman of Papua Customary Council in Meepakoo Region B R PINIBO, SPD

Damal/ Nguga Tribe Chief THEO MURIB

Dani Tribes Chief ALPIUS MURIB

Mee Tribe Chief YAKONEAS ADII

Moni Tribe Chief DANILE ZONGGENAU

Yerisiam Tribe Chief SP HANEBORA STH, MA

Biak Tribe Chief SIMSON BONSAFIA

Serui Chief ARNOLD BEROTABUI

Sorong Tribe Chief HERMAN ASMURUF

Religious Leader representative Rev. ESEBIUS PIGAI .STH
Academic or Intellectual Representative Rev. DAUD AUWE M.DIV

Human Rights Defender Representative YONES DOUW S.AmdP

Youth Representative MIKHAEL ZONGGENAU S.PT

Indonesian Official Representative ZET GIAY, MM

Women Representative PINA JAGANI

Papua Women Solidarity Representative NATALIA M KOBOGAU

Representative of Consultation Council of Pepera1969 MARCIA GIAY

Primary and Secondary School Representative JERRY PIGOME

University Student Movement Representative BENNY DIMI S.IP

The Representative of the Customary Consultation Council PETRUS ASSOR. Smth

Victim Representative of Indonesian Military Regime FRANS KOTOUKI .S.PM


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