Sri Lanka Easter Day terrorist attacks - Responses by IFN member bodies

A number of IFN member bodies have issued statements or organised vigils or solidarity events in response to the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019 This page is being updated on a regular basis.


Inter Faith Network for the UK statement by the Co-Chairs and the Moderators of the IFN's Faith Communities Forum


Barnet Multi Faith Forum

Bolton Inter Faith Council with others

Board of Deputies of British Jews

Council of Christians and Jews

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland has gathered prayers and response from the Churches: 

Faith and Belief Forum

Faiths Forum for London 

Hindu Forum of Britain

Interfaith Scotland

Islamic Cultural Centre UK

Islington Faiths Forum

Leicester Counci of Faiths

Loughborough Council of Faiths


Muslim Council of Britain and list of memorial events happening

Spiritualists' National Union

The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches  

World Ahl-ul-Bayt Islamic League

Quakers in Britain (the Religious Society of Friends)


A number of UK faith community bodies also shared statements issued by their community bodies in Sri Lanka and the Indian Subcontinent.


Vigils, services and solidarity events

Sunday April 21 

Sri Lankan Sangha Sabha/London Buddhist Vihara special puja

Tuesday 23 April

Preston Faith Communities Forum vigil on the Flag Market

Wednesday 24 April

Brighton and Hove Interfaith Contact Group vigil at Hove Methodist Church

Luton Council of Faiths and faith communities, with Luton Council and Bedfordshire Police

Thursday 25 April

Calderdale Interfaith Council and Calderdale Council at Halifax Minster

Friday 26 April

Building Bridges Burnley

North Kirklees Inter Faith Council, outside Batley Town Hall

Southampton Council of Faiths vigil at the Peace Fountain

Saturday 27 April

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and others -  London

Faiths Forum for London with LB Newham  Posts of 27 April and

Watford Inter Faith Association vigil in the Cassiobury Peace Gardens

Monday 29 April

In Newcastle, the board of Bahr Academy, in partnership with the Peace & Unity Initiative, Newcastle Council of Faiths and Newcastle Unites is inviting people to to stand in solidarity with all Christians, after the attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Day.The event is at Bahr Academy, Benwell Towers at 7.00pm. Further info: Lesley Hillary

Wednesday 1 May

The St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace will be holding a Eucharist service -

Interfaith Wolverhampton has organised a Memorial Day on Wednesday 1st May at 11.30am in front of the Civic Centre in Wolverhampton.


A number of other member bodies, such as Solihull Faiths Forum, have sent letters or messages of sympathy and condolence.

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