The Common Global Ministries Board (CGMB) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ have expressed solidarity with partner churches in Sri Lanka who are working during a period of much unrest. The Global Ministries Board recently voiced concern about the ongoing and deepening humanitarian crisis in the country where hundreds of citizens have been killed, thousands wounded and nearly 250,000 civilians displaced.
At its April 2-4 meeting in Indianapolis, the CGMB expressed solidarity with its partner churches in Sri Lanka "so they can carry out their work and ministries to those affected," said a CGMB statement. To read the entire statement, go to: globalministries.org/news/sasia/seeking-peace-in-sri-lanka.html
A South Asian Human Rights Group also has issued a statement against arbitrary arrest and detention of a member of the Justice and Peace Commission of the National Council of Churches of Sri Lanka. Read the statement.
To read a report from the International Consultation on Peace, Security and Development in South Asia, which "condemns all forms of terrorism both by state and non-state actors in the South Asia region," visit: globalministries.org/news/sasia/sri-lanka-statement.html