Terrorism in all its forms and functions is unacceptable and indefensible. The bombings on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka are heinous acts of cowardice and terrorism. I call upon all my Christian brothers and sisters to join in mourning and prayer for the victims and their families. Additionally, I call upon our Wisconsin Conference to become a witness for peace, refusing to condone violence in any form, and seeking in all ways to extend love, grace, forgiveness, and merciful justice throughout our world. This is a heartbreaking and senseless tragedy for Easter Sunday, but we are a people of resurrection and new life. May we pray God’s Spirit be with the people of Sri Lanka.