The Spiritualists' National Union and Spiritualists send prayers and healing thoughts to all those affected by the attacks in Sri Lanka during Easter. As a peaceful religion, we know that we must stand for the freedom of all our sisters and brothers, whatever their faith or community. We share and endorse the following statement from the Inter Faith Network, of which we are an active part. 

Following the barbaric Easter Day terrorist attacks on churches and other properties in Sri Lanka, many people in the UK have been coming together to express their condolences and stand in solidarity.

As we said after the terrorist attacks in Pittsburgh USA and Christchurch New Zealand – such attacks on places of worship are a reminder of the need to condemn extremist violence in the strongest terms and to stand together and to continue to work together with ever greater urgency against ignorance, prejudice and hatred.  Hatred targeting any community because of its faith and belief is a scourge that cannot be tolerated. There must be freedom for all communities to worship and practise their faith freely and without fear.

The Inter Faith Network Co-Chairs and Faith Communities Forum Moderators