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April 22, 2019
World Relief Grieves Church Bombings in Sri Lanka
Baltimore, Md. – World Relief issued the following statement in response to the series of bombings that devastated churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter morning, killing 290 and wounding over 500:
Scott Arbeiter, president of World Relief, and Tim Breene, CEO of World Relief: “We grieve with our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka following these terrible attacks in places of worship. The senselessness of these deaths, particularly on what should be a day of celebration, breaks our hearts. We condemn the hatred and bigotry that prompted these crimes, and we lift up in prayer those who are affected or mourning.
“In this time of waiting and suffering, we offer our support to those affected this weekend. As we continue to advocate for persecuted Christians throughout the world as well as for other persecuted peoples, we take comfort in the promise of the resurrection that Christians throughout the world celebrated yesterday.”
About World Relief:
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that seeks to overcome violence, poverty and injustice. Through love in action, we bring hope, healing and restoration to millions of the world’s most vulnerable women, men and children through vital and sustainable programs in disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding, as well as refugee and immigration services in the U.S. For 75 years, we’ve partnered with churches and communities, currently across more than 20 countries, to provide relief from suffering and help people rebuild their lives.
Learn more at worldrelief.org.