Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans & ADL South Central Region Statement on the Sri Lanka Terror Attacks
The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the ADL South Central Region are horrified by the Easter morning terror attacks across Sri Lanka, in which coordinated bombings, including suicide bombings, ripped through churches, hotels, a banquet hall, and a highway flyover in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa.
Three churches were targeted as worshippers gathered to mark Easter—we are heartbroken and angered, as a place of worship should always be a place of peace and welcome. We pray for the victims and their loved ones, and for the recovery of all those injured. As with Charleston, Christchurch and Pittsburgh, we are sickened by the violent impact of intolerant rhetoric and hate.
We send our condolences to all in Sri Lanka, with a special prayer this Passover and Paschal season for peace and solidarity.
Arnie D. Fielkow | CEO | Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
Henry Miller | Board Chair | Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans
Bradley Bain | Chair | Jewish Community Relations Council
Aaron Ahlquist | Regional Director | ADL South Central