On the 28th of April, a group of Muslims from Global Unity Network, visited our parish. 25 persons comprising university students and working adults, attended the 9 am Mass on Sunday, and thereafter took photos and had breakfast at the church hall. They had many questions as they sought to understand our Catholic faith.
This visit, although planned several weeks previously, actually took place just after the Easter bomb blasts in Sri Lankan churches and hotels. The members of this group however, stood in solidarity with our grief, as they did not condone the actions of a few terrorists.
by Eleanor Tennakoon
PARISH MINISTRY OF ECUMENICAL INTER-RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS (PMEIA)