The Islamic Studies Association strongly condemns the acts of terror triggered by multiple bomb blasts on the Easter morning on worshippers in churches and many guests at hotels in Sri Lanka that destroyed mercilessly more than 300 innocent lives and critically injured more than 500 people.
We offer condolences to all bereaved families. We share their grief and pain as fellow human beings.
We state in no uncertain terms that acts of terror and violence against fellow human beings is a brutal assault on the dignity of humanity as well as on God, who is our Creator and Judge.
Acts of terrors such as this leave deep wounds as they destroy innocent lives and families. As we condemn terror and violence resolutely with courage we resolve to work towards Reconciliation and Peace that are founded on Justice. We join in spirit with all people of good will and seekers of peace praying for God's healing touch upon the wounded people, Church and the Nation.
Thomas V Kunnunkal SJ
President, Islamic Studies Association
Victor Edwin SJ
Secretary, Islamic Studies Association
24 April 2019.
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