A self-convened group of about 50 people, who are part of different Christian churches, issued a statement in which they support the Approval in the face of the September 4 plebiscite.
In the declaration -which already has a membership of close to 450 people-, the group indicates that the proposed new Constitution “invites us to dream of a more supportive and inclusive Chile. We are certain that ‘peace is the fruit of justice’ (Is. 32,17), and from there, we believe that the proposal for a new constitution includes the most important aspirations of our people”.
They added that the plebiscite “is presented to us as the final milestone of a journey and a long yearning; to have a constitutional text agreed upon in a participatory, parity and democratic process; much closer to the discipleship of equals that Saint Paul already spoke to us about.” in his letter to the Galatians (3, 28) in the first century”.
They also highlighted some articles and paragraphs of the constitutional text, such as the first, which indicates that Chile is a “social and democratic State of law.”
“As Christians we have a strong commitment to the dignity of the human person at all stages of life. Thus, we strongly value that we have an ecological constitution that assumes the call of caring for the common home in which they continue to be the most The poor and their communities are the main victims and those who can no longer wait,” they added.
“The broken relationship between the State and the native peoples who inhabit these territories ancestrally cannot wait any longer,” they continued in the statement.
“Above all, we appreciate the possibility of basing this proposal on the guarantee of basic social rights to achieve a dignified life, which seems to us to be the correct path,” they added.
The group that prepared the declaration has carried out different activities to support the Approval in the face of the plebiscite.