Global Coronavirus Restrictions May Curb Easter Attacks

Photo shows one of the Sri Lanka churches targeted by the 2019 Easter bombing. (Photo courtesy of AntanO, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons)

On Easter Sunday in 2019, suicide bombers launched attacks on three churches in Sri Lanka, killing hundreds of Christians. Read more about the attack here.

It’s an example of what many believers around the world risk on holidays like Easter. But this year, the pandemic may mean less chance for these kinds of attacks. Todd Nettleton of The Voice of the Martyrs USA says, “Maybe there are fewer people at risk this year, if they’re meeting via Zoom or Facebook, not in person. Just from a statistical standpoint, there are fewer potential targets. Now, that doesn’t mean there won’t be attacks. And it doesn’t mean we should stop praying.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • As you celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection this year, pray for your brothers and sisters under heightened threat of violence.

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