The IRO is devastated by these senseless acts of terror. It is particularly appalling that some of these attacks have been carried out in churches at a time when our Christian brothers and sisters were in prayer and celebrating Easter Sunday. This is a cruel act against innocent people which the IRO strongly condemns.
Members of the IRO pray for the many lives lost in the multiple bombings in various parts of Sri Lanka. Our sincere condolences go to the families of the victims. Our thoughts are with them as we stand in solidarity to support the people of Sri Lanka during this period.
The tragic situation in Sri Lanka, following the recent Mosque attacks in New Zealand, is alarming. These acts of violence are particularly aimed to cause fear and sew the seeds of discord among people of different faiths. It is precisely in these trying moments where we must come together as one to uphold the principles of humanity.
The IRO prays for peace and solidarity to prevail in Sri Lanka and around the world in these difficult times.
ABOUT INTER-RELIGIOUS ORGANISATION SINGAPORE
The Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore (IRO) was founded in 1949 with the objective to promote inter-religious harmony among the various religious groups in Singapore.
Ten (10) religions are represented in the IRO; Hindu, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, Taoist, Jain, Christian, Islam, Sikh and Baha’i. A unique rotating annual presidency among the ten religions ensures that all member religions are given an equal opportunity to lead the IRO’s long-term efforts. For more information visit www.iro.sg