COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since last month's devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the ...
Fewer people living with faith. More people dying for faith. A sacred paradox.
(The Conversation) — Sri Lanka’s 21 million Christians, the majority of them Roman Catholics, have a long history that reflects the dynamics of colonialism as well as present-day ethnic and religious tensions.
(RNS) — When Easter Sunday becomes Good Friday, something is terribly wrong.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardena described the bombings as a terrorist attack by religious extremists and said seven suspects had been arrested, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
(AP) — As evening began to fall Thursday, many Muslims worried that darkness could bring more attacks, and that police would do little to stop them.
(Reuters) The arrests are part of a crackdown on violence against Muslims, who are 9 percent of the mostly Buddhist nation.
(REUTERS) The arrests come a week after diplomats condemned violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka and urged the government to uphold minority rights and freedom of religion.
BANGKOK (RNS) In some parts of Asia, a more assertive, strident and militant Buddhism is emerging.