Statement Condemning the Incident of Cultural Intolerance at the University of Jaffna

The NCEASL strongly condemns the events that unfolded at the Faculty of Science of the University of Jaffna on the 16th of July. Such incidents polarise communities and deter efforts to build a society based on respect and dignity. Sri Lanka’s reconciliatory efforts can only be sustained in an environment where cultural diversity is celebrated,  [...]

The Dark Side of Buddhism – BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 explores the causes of the emergence of a “militant, violent strain of Buddhism” in the Dark Side of Buddhism. During the program, Charles Haviland, the BBC’s South Asia editor and former correspondent in Sri Lanka, speaks to Mahesh de Mel, the Director of the Missions and Evangelism Department of the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of  [...]

STATEMENT OF THE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY COMMISSION OF THE WORLD EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE We condemn the cowardly, senseless, inhuman, targeted killing of innocent Christian students at Kenya’s Garissa University College by masked gunmen from the Al-Shabaab terror group this week. But let’s not stop there, and see this attack as the last straw. We were at a loss of  [...]

Statement Welcoming the Appointment of a Coordinator for Charismatic, Evangelical and Pentecostal Christian Churches

The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) welcomes the appointment of a Coordinator for Charismatic, Evangelical and Pentecostal Christian Churches by Hon. John Amaratunga, Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management & Christian Affairs.Established in 1952, NCEASL represents a constituency of traditional and non-traditional Evangelical churches that has been present in the country for over a century.  [...]

The rise of Buddhist nationalism is making life extremely difficult for evangelical Christians living in the rural areas of this beautiful island nation. About 70 percent of the Sri Lankan population is Buddhist, compared to the approximately 8 percent representing Christians of all denominations. As VOM Canada’s Greg Musselman reports, the followers of Christ actively evangelizing  [...]

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