Japanese religious network expresses concern on the religious tension in Sri Lanka
Date : 2014.07.10
The Solidarity Network of Religious Organizations Coping with Buraku Issues (SNROCBI), a member of IMADR-Japan Committee, issued the following statement concerning the religious tension in Sri Lanka.
Longing for Peace among People of Different Faiths in Sri Lanka
We are deeply concerned to receive information related to emerging religious tensions in Sri Lanka (the latest violence occurred between the Buddhists and Muslims in mid-June) which has led to violence in the Southern Province.
We also note that over the past year such incidents have created to give rise to antagonism and hatred among the Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims in the island. We regret to note the loss of lives and damage to houses and property caused as a result.
We hope that all Sri Lankans live with harmony; and therefore, support all religious leaders in their endeavors to promote respect to all religions and religious communities.
July 10, 2014
The Solidarity Network of Religious Organizations Coping with Buraku Issues (SNROCBI)
* SNROCBI is founded in 1981, in order to eliminate discrimination and promote human rights, and consists of sixty four religious organizations including Buddhist, Shinto, and Christian organizations.