Prayers

2 October 2017

Pray for Las Vegas shooting victims

Another senseless shooting incident happened in the United States today, where a gunman fired into a concert crowd near Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 others.

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20 September 2017

Dedicate merits to earthquake victims

As we observe the New-moon Uposatha today, let us direct our thoughts and prayers to the victims of yesterday’s strong earthquake near Mexico City.  More than 200 people have perished in collapsed buildings, and many are still missing.

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17 August 2017

The world stands with Barcelona

The string of terrorist attacks and attempted attacks on 17 August left at least 14 people dead and more than 100 injured in Barcelona, Spain.  The terrorist group ‘Islamic State’ has claimed responsibility for this inhumane and criminal deed.  This act must be strongly condemned by every citizen of the world.

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17 July 2017

3rd anniversary of MH17

2014 was the worst year in the history of Malaysian aviation, when two Boeing 777 airliners belonging to Malaysia Airlines were lost – MH370 vanished mysteriously over the Indian Ocean on 8 March 2014; and MH17 was struck by a missile over Ukraine on 17 July 2014.  The two incidents resulted in a combined loss of 537 lives.

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30 May 2017

Sri Lanka inundated by monsoon flood

Report by Samantha Beech & Spencer Feingold.

CNN reported on 29 May that at least 151 people have been killed and 111 are missing (please read the latest updates at the bottom of this article) due to floodings from monsoon rains across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka, according to the country’s Ministry of Disaster Management.  The severe weather has also displaced nearly half a million people, and triggered landslides throughout the country.

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2 April 2017

Prayers for Colombian mudslide victims

Torrential rains that hit southern Colombia triggered a devastating mudslide in the city of Mocoa in the early hours of Friday 31 March, killing at least 250 people.  The majority of victims were soundly asleep at home when the tragedy occurred.

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8 March 2017

3rd Anniversary of MH370

Today marks the third anniversary of Malaysia Airlines MH370′s mysterious disappearance.  Even after intensive searching, the aircraft has not been located.  Thus, many questions remain unanswered as to the fate of that flight, and its 239 passengers and crew.

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30 November 2016

Prayers for victims of air-crash

A tragic air-crash took place yesterday in Colombia, South America where a chartered airplane carrying the Brazilian football team ‘Chapecoense’ crashed near the town of Rionegro.  75 passengers and crew on board were killed, but miraculously, six others survived.  The ill-fated Avro RJ85 was en route from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia when it crashed.

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22 November 2016

Buddhists pray for peace in Indonesia

Jakarta Post reported that around 15,000 followers of all Buddhist sects participated in a joint prayer ceremony in Medan, North Sumatra, on Saturday 19 November.  Dozens of Buddhist monks, members of the House of Representatives and local officials also participated in the event, which aims to invoke blessings for peace in Indonesia.

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20 November 2016

Horrific train tragedy in India

At least 142 people were killed early today when a Patna-Indore Express train derailed near India’s northern city of Kanpur. Over 150 passengers were injured, 58 of them seriously. Sadly, more than 70 passengers could still be trapped in mangled rail cars.

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