Vigil for Sri Lanka

716-332-3904 April 24, 2019

Dear Friends,

Please join us this Friday, 4/26, for an Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Sri Lanka, 5-6pm, Niagara Sq.

It will be focused on prayer and solemn intention for condolences, safety, and relief for the people of Sri Lanka, in love and deepest concern.

In a devastating tragedy on Easter Sunday, simultaneous explosions in churches and hotels claimed the lives of nearly 400 people and injured hundreds more. Sri Lankans at home and around the world are in shock and grieving. We come together in solidarity and prayer with those affected, and pledge to work for a world of peace, nonviolence, and healing.

As we are not going for a permit (no need nor time – it is, however, fully legal), we will not have a PA system. There may be some music; and possibly communal prayer out loud with a people’s mike (people repeating short phrases said by the speaker/prayer).

Prayerful signs are welcome.

In case of rain, we’ll meet at Buffalo City Hall Steps – rain is predicted both before and after the vigil time, tho [currently] not during.

Organized by the WNY Peace Center, with the Interfaith Peace Network, Tasneem Hamead, and the Muslim Women’s Council of UB.

Cosponsors also include Lincoln United Methodist Church, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Pax Christi of WNY, PeaceJam Buffalo, Riverside Salem UCC/DC Environmental Cottage, Ss Columba-Brigid Parish, and St. Joseph’s University Parish Social Justice Committee.

If you would like to cosponsor, please contact And we appreciate your publicizing it whether you co-sponsor or not.


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