More on Sri Lanka

Here’s a warm welcome to our newest Blogroll member, Remember Ambassadors. They’ve got a great article with more info on the violence that’s happening in Sri Lanka.

About 70% of Sri Lanka’s 20 million people are Buddhist. In fact, Sri Lanka has the longest continuous history of Buddhism among all Buddhist nations. The other 30% is divided among a variety of religions, including Islam and Hinduism, with Christians comprising around 6% of the total population.

It appears that hostilities towards Christians is growing. In just the past couple of weeks, there have been a number of attacks against Christians and their church buildings. Though these may be unrelated incidents of persecution, it could be that this marks an escalation of violence against Christians in general!

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