NCEASL Interventions for Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Bombing Victims

Sri Lanka faced a series of devastating bombings last Easter Sunday, targeted at Christian devotees attending Easter Sunday worship services and Easter celebrations at luxury hotels. The reported death toll following these attacks currently stands over 359 people, including women and children. The attacks purportedly carried out by an Islamist terrorist group has left a hole in the fabric of society and resulted in rising tensions between communities.

As a response to the ongoing crisis, the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) has rallied to reach out and rebuild families and communities affected by this tragedy in whatever way we can (written statement made by NCEASL). While these heinous attacks targeted Christians, the blasts killed indiscriminately and victimised more than just the Christian community. The grief and horror of these events is felt by all Sri Lankans.

Support and Prayers from Evangelicals Alliance Leaders on Easter Sunday Attack in Sri Lanka

Leaders from The World Evangelical Alliance and Evangelicals Alliance were deeply distraught and condemns in the strongest terms the Easter Sunday (21 April) terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka targeting the Zion church in Batticaloa, St. Sebastian’s church in Katana, St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and leading luxury hotels in Colombo.

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STATEMENT OF THE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION OF THE WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE

On April 26th, The World Evangelical Alliance, Religious Liberty Commission (WEA RLC) release a statement in response to Easter Sunday Attacks Targeting Churches and Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka. WEA RLC stands in solidarity with the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks and against these brutal and barbaric acts of hate. Moreover, the WEA RLC implores all Sri Lankans to remain calm and in constant vigilance during these troubled times, and call upon all Christians to pray for those affected in the attacks and actively support efforts to restore peace in the country.

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AEA INSTALLS NEW GENERAL SECRETARY AND HONOURS LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP

At the Annual Meeting of the Executive Council of Asia Evangelical Alliance (AEA) held last February 26-28, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, Rev. Dr. Bambang Budijanto, was installed as the new General Secretary replacing Rev. Dr. Richard Howell. Dr. Howell who served a fruitful and blessed full decade as General Secretary of AEA, was feted and honoured for his faithful ministry to the Lord and legacy of leadership.

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Consultation on Defending Religious Freedom: A Legal Perspective Colombo, Sri Lanka

Persecution against the church in the South Asian region has continuously increased over the past few years. According to the World Watch List for the period of 2017/2018, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are within the top 50 countries where persecution against Christians is highest.1 One of the main reasons behind this has been the rise of religious nationalism in the region. For instance, India and Nepal have witnessed the spread of the Hindutva ideology by extremist groups such as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliates and Sri Lanka has seen the rise of the Buddhist nationalist ideology by groups such as the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS). Continue reading “Consultation on Defending Religious Freedom: A Legal Perspective Colombo, Sri Lanka”

AEA GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ASIA CHURCH IN MISSION CONGRESS BANDUNG, INDONESIA AUG 30 – SEP 1, 2016

Hosted by the Asia Evangelical Alliance, PGLII (The Fellowship of Indonesia Evangelical Churches and Institutions), Integrated Village Ministry (PESAT), and a local church in Bandung, 187 key leaders, observers and doctorate students on Theology in Mission from 19 countries, the Four-Yearly General Assembly of Asia Evangelical Alliance was held in Bandung, Indonesia simultaneously with a Mission Congress, under the theme of Ethical Leadership and Authentic Discipleship. The participants represent 13 member countries and 5 non-member countries (Australia, China, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Uzbekistan).

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The Triune God: Creation, Church and Consummation

Statement of The Asia Church Congress Theological Consultation Bangkok, Thailand 20 to 22 August, 2013 Asia Evangelical Alliance
30 August 2013

Shape and Focus

We, the members of the Asia Evangelical Alliance Theological Commission (AEA: TC), along with church leaders from Asia, gathered for The Asia Church Congress Theological Consultation. The leaders from twelve Asian countries represented a broad spectrum of denominations and confessions, including Evangelical, Pentecostal, Methodist, Reformed, Presbyterian, Baptist, Nazarene, Christian and Missionary Alliance and Independent. The topic was The Triune God: Creation, Church and Consummation, with the key verse: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams” (Acts 2:17).

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