Methodist Conference encourages the church to speak up on issues of Social Justice

Addressing the Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Britain currently being held in Birmingham, the President of the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka, Rev. Asiri Perera, spoke of the fact that 196 Christian Churches in Sri Lanka have been attacked. This in spite of promises made in 2015 by the newly elected government. The President informed the Conference that in spite of reports of such attacks having been made to the police, no action has been taken. The latest incident being that the lawyer representing the Christian Churches has fled Sri Lanka under threat.

The Conference deplored this situation and encouraged Methodist members to contact the Government and their own local MP's in an effort to ensure that such persecution of Christians in that country comes to an end.

The President of the Methodist Church in Ireland, the Rev. Laurence Graham, currently attending this Conference, encourages members of the Methodist Church in Ireland to pray for our Christian sisters and brothers in Sri Lanka and for those who oppose them.

'I am asking our members to consider contacting their local TD's and MP's on this issue to encourage the Governments of the United Kingdom and The Republic of Ireland to make urgent representation to the Government of Sri Lanka on this urgent matter'