Global Petition: Immediate Unfreeze the HSBC accounts of GNND Church 要求滙豐立即解凍好鄰舍北區教會之銀行戶口

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【全球聯署:要求滙豐立即解凍好鄰舍北區教會之銀行戶口】
十二月七日,本教會唯一的銀行戶口無故被凍結。此外,本會堂主任陳凱興傳道亦於晚上發現他及太太的戶口同時被凍結。
 
於二零一六年,本會註冊成為香港政府認可免稅慈善團體(註冊編號︰91/14411)。當中所有資金皆由香港各階層有心人和本會會友捐贈,每一分一毫均為合法捐款,支持教會服務社會上各弱勢、不被關注的群體。
 
教會一直以「行公義、好憐憫」為基礎,關心基層需要,實踐主耶穌愛的信仰教導。二零一四年開始開展無家者服務,憑著各社工的專業愛心服侍,本會得以於北區、元朗、觀塘提供三十個免費宿位,至今服務超過七十位無家者。甚至於疫情期間,社會福利署曾多次向我們求助要求協助無家者入宿。是次凍結會立即令無家者住宿服務終止,迫使無家者再一次流落街頭。
 
這是明顯的政治報復。過去一年,教會義工團體「守護孩子行動」在示威現場作人道支援。社會各界見到長者的愛心身影,讓眾人看見耶穌「住在人群當中」,教會如何實踐愛鄰舍的心。但是在政權的眼裡,我們和現場各位盡香港人本份的救護人員和記者一樣,都是反抗的代表。清算一直沒有停止過,就如剛剛前立法會議員許智峯先生及其家人亦被連坐來回凍結戶口。難道不合政府心意的,都要開刀嗎?今次事件實在是嚴重打擊宗教界,甚至是剝奪社區工作的自由。
 
最後,我們嚴正要求滙豐立即解凍本會戶口,並為凍結行動提供合理解釋。滙豐正在衝擊所有香港團體、個人、在港外國投資者資產保障的底線,深信香港人必定會以手中的資源表態,對不公義說﹕「不!」
 
甚願上主得勝!
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【Global Petition: Immediate Unfreeze the HSBC accounts of Good Neighbour North District Church】
Not only the sole account of the church (with the unsuccessful experience of setting bank accounts at other non-China funded banks in HK) was found frozen today (7 December) without any prior notification nor justification provided, but also the accounts of the Church pastor, Mr. Chan Hoi Hing Roy, and his wife have been allegedly frozen.
 
In 2016, our church became a registered charity (IR No.: 91/14411). All the fund raised are legal donations from parties who wish to support our actions on serving the needy including those who are being ignored.
 
Since the establishment of our church, we have been engaging in various community services for grassroots to act out Jesus’s love. Our Hostel for Homeless started in 2014, which has provided 30 free hostel places in North Districts, Yuen Long and Kwun Tong to serve more than 70 cases with the assistance of social workers. During the pandemic of COVID-19, Social Welfare Department has approached our church several times, aiming to look for accommodation for the homeless. Freezing the church account would lead to immediate termination of the hostel service, inevitably forcing the homeless to be homeless again.
 
This is no doubt an act of political retaliation. In the past year, our group “Safeguard Our Generation” mainly comprised of middle-aged and elderly volunteers was determined to offer humanitarian aid to protestors at the frontline. Gracefully, most Hongkongers could see that Jesus is present by how we love each other, showing faith and care in the unprecedent social movement, while we, together with the widely respected paramedics and truth-seeking journalists, were ridiculously considered by the regime as opposition to the government. The purge has never ceased, just like the rasset freezing case of the self-exiled Democrats, Mr. Ted Hui and his family. Such incident has severely eradicated dissent in Hong Kong, suppressing freedom among religions and community service workers.
 
We are now urging HSBC to unfreeze the relevant accounts and to provide justification on freezing the accounts earlier. HSBC is undoubtedly exploiting the well-established independent financial system and sabotaging the benefits of individuals and groups of Hong Kong, as well as foreign investors within the territory. Hongkongers will demonstrate their determination in saying “NO” to injustice with what they own in hand.