Behind Sri Lanka's island beauty, there are some who want the nation to be purely Buddhist.
Behind Sri Lanka's island beauty, there are some who want the nation to be purely Buddhist.
Oct 31, 2019 • Sri Lanka

Villagers Assault Christians

A group of 10 villagers assaulted six Christians as they were on their way to church on Saturday, Sept. 21. The villagers beat the Christians with sticks, injuring five of them so badly that they required hospital stays. Police later arrested two of the assailants, and they appeared before a judge the following day. The pastor of Berea Prayer House and his congregation have faced continuous harassment from the same group during the past year. Christians are allowed to practice their faith in majority-Buddhist Sri Lanka, but community members sometimes object to what they see as a foreign religion. Pray for this congregation as they determine how to respond.

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