The Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd, is calling for all the leaders of the community, religious organisations and educational institutions to come together at 10 am on the 1st on May 2019 155 Nathan St Cranbrook, and join our united front to say no to the “terrorist” and send a message to them that “if you attack one religion, you have attacked all of us”.
After Christchurch terrorism, the Sunday night attack on churches in Sri Lanka is a cause of immense sadness, despair, agony and pain.
At least 290 people have been killed and 500 injured by a series of eight explosions targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday night.
Hundreds of innocent women, men, children, young teenagers and elderly worshippers were shattered, shredded and burned to pieces as they were enjoying their Easter prayers and worship ceremony.
Regardless of what religion we believe in, people gather at a place of worship, in supplication, devotion, hope, trust, peace and acceptance of a Higher Truth and Spirit which creates Life and existence. During such moments of exaltation, the peace of this Holy space was shattered with bomb blast, fire, blood, pain and human guts all over.
No word will be adequate to convey our feelings when we witness such savagery displayed by terrorists who represent every evil idea that the lowest of all represents.
A place where people gathered with the hope of salvation, forgiveness, compassion, peace, joy and prosperity, was turned into rivers of blood, a valley of death and hell of pain and agony. In one snapshot we can see the highest and lowest standards of human evolution.
We, who claim to be on the higher side of this scale, we who claim knowledge, civility and morality, while gazing at our worst enemy “terrorism” in the eyes, we should stand together, in one voice and resolve, with all our hearts and mind condemn such a low act of barbarism and say loud and clear that when you attack a Church, you have attacked every human moral, religious, intellectual, progressive or traditional institution. Indeed the terrorists attack our humanity.
The Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd, is calling for all the leaders of the community, religious organisations and educational institutions to come together at 10 am on the 1st on May 2019 155 Nathan St Cranbrook, and join our united front to say no to the “terrorist” and send a message to them that “if you attack one religion, you have attacked all of us”. You will never win, and you will fail in your plan to divide us.
We collectively condemn this horrible, cruel and abhorrent act of terrorism against Christian churches in Sri Lanka, and we consider this an attack on all of us. We must come together in our faiths, families and communities to show how our humanity can overcome such a tragedy, yet again.
We also would like to send our sympathy and condolences to the relatives of the innocent victims of this tragedy and offer our prayers and support in any way we can
Dr Farvardin Daliri
Townsville Intercultural Centre