Ansari Institute statement on attacks in Sri Lanka

Author: Ansari Institute

The Ansari Institute is at a loss for words at the coordinated attacks on worshipers and tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Last fall, we mourned an attack on a Jewish synagogue in Philadelphia, US. A few weeks ago, we condemned the massacre of Muslims during Friday prayers in Christchurch, New Zealand. And today, tragedy has not spared the South Asian community of Christians—the third member of the family of Abrahamic traditions—during the holiest days on the Christian calendar. As we pause to remember the fallen and stand in solidarity with victims, we call on devotees of all faiths and philosophies to change the conversation about religion by mobilizing it, not for evil, but for the common good of all, neighbor and stranger.