Support for the Church in Sri Lanka after Easter Attacks 2019
Now is the time for us to stand in solidarity with our suffering brothers and sisters. For too long the world has widely ignored the persecution of Christians, with much of the media playing ignorant to this global issue.
The horror of the suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter morning has ricocheted across the globe, this is the only positive to come from such tragedy - the world is now waking up to Christian persecution.
We cannot fall silent or turn to face the other way. We hope you will join us in standing in solidarity for all those suffering because of their faith.
For many years ACN has funded projects in Sri Lanka, supporting the building of churches, children's education and more. As we continue our vital support in the country, we ask you to give what you can to help Christians in Sri Lanka.
After the Sri Lanka Easter attacks that left 253 dead, Aid to the Church in Need pledged support for 5 new projects in Sri Lanka, worth approximately AUD $116,000. This is in addition to already existing pastoral programmes ACN had within the country. The newly pledged funding will enable people of all ages to access a counselling centre in Marawila, for at least the next two years, and be part of newly developed Diocesan activities across a number of Dioceses.
Please remember all those affected by these horrific acts in your prayers. We pray for all persecuted and oppressed Christians; wherever they may be, trusting in our Risen Lord.