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anonymous SRI LANKA - CHRISTIANS PERSECUTED IN SRI LANKA! February 26, 2009 6:14 PM

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anonymous  February 26, 2009 6:16 PM

UPDATE: Wife of Martyred Pastor off Ventilator and Recovering " National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka
The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) reports the wife of martyred Pastor Edirisinghe is recovering from severe injuries sustained during an attack that killed her husband. "The NCEASL chairman visited Shiromi yesterday. She is experiencing a great recovery, she speaks, breathes well and has been transferred to Kandy General for surgery to remove [the] bullet," NCEASL reported. Mrs. Edirisinghe was critically injured on February 17 when two assailants gunned down her husband outside their home in Ampara, Sri Lanka. She sustained critical injuries to her stomach and their two-year-old son was also injured in the attack. Pray for her quick recovery from the remaining surgeries. Ask God to heal her emotions and to touch their son with the love of Christ. Pray God will give them supernatural ability to forgive the assailants and for their testimony to draw nonbelievers into fellowship with Christ. Psalm 23  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  February 26, 2009 6:17 PM

SRI LANKA | Christians in Middeniya, southern Sri Lanka, faced increasing hostility in the run up to a huge anti-Christian rally in June, organized by Buddhist extremists. One Christian girl was viciously beaten by classmates after her school principal encouraged students to attend the rally.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
anonymous  February 26, 2009 6:18 PM

The Sri Lankan Parliament may soon enact laws designed to restrict religious conversions. A standing committee assigned to consider a draft “Bill for the Prohibition of Forcible Conversions” presented its report to Parliament on Jan. 6, suggesting minor amendments that clear the way for a final vote in February. Full Story>>

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anonymous  February 26, 2009 6:19 PM

U.S. CONGRESS PRESSURES SRI LANKA ON ANTI-CONVERSION LAW: Open Doors USA joined with concerned organizations and faith groups by signing a letter to the Sri Lankan Ambassador regarding dangerous anti-conversion legislation that will be voted on imminently in the Sri Lanka parliament. View the letter>>

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anonymous  April 23, 2009 10:13 AM

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Emily Sollie, 410-230-2802, 443-220-3269 cell, esollie@lwr.org

LWR responds to escalating conflict in Sri Lanka

Baltimore, April 23, 2009Lutheran World Relief is responding to the urgent humanitarian needs of people displaced by fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Armed conflict in Sri Lanka continues to escalate as government forces intensify operations to seize land under the control of the LTTE. The conflict has taken a heavy toll on the civilian population of northern Sri Lanka with more than 300,000 people displaced and an estimated 200,000 civilians trapped in the zone of military operations.

“LWR must respond to this humanitarian crisis,” says Tim McCully, Lutheran World Relief’s Vice President for International Programs. “The situation is worsening by the day and the people desperately need our help.”

Thousands of displaced families have sought refuge in government camps. Because of the fighting, most families are unable to travel to other parts of the country or farm the surrounding lands, leaving them without a reliable source of food or income and vulnerable to the ongoing conflict. Many displaced families lack basic necessities such as food, clean water, or medical care.

Working with partners on the ground, Lutheran World Relief will respond to this crisis by distributing food baskets containing essential items such as cooking oil, rice and beans.

“A food basket costs only about a dollar a person and can be delivered quickly. The distribution of baskets will help sustain families as they deal with this crisis,” adds McCully.

More help is urgently needed. Lutheran World Relief is accepting donations to the Sri Lanka emergency relief effort at www.lwr.org/giving; by phone at 1-800-597-5972; or by mail at P.O. Box 17061 Baltimore, MD 21298-9832, USA.

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WHO IS LWR? Lutheran World Relief, an international nonprofit organization, works to end poverty and injustice by empowering some of the world's most impoverished communities to help themselves. With partners in 35 countries, LWR seeks to promote sustainable development with justice and dignity by helping communities bring about change for healthy, safe and secure lives; engage in Fair Trade; promote peace and reconciliation; and respond to emergencies. LWR is headquartered in Baltimore, Md. and has worked in international development and relief since 1945.

Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), individuals and parish groups in international relief, development, advocacy and social responsibility.

 

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 June 04, 2009 2:37 PM

SRI LANKA:
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Anti-conversion Bill suspended in Parliament! 963 people signed a petition asking that this Bill not be passed.

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