Asian Conference Condolence to Nepal

Asian Conference Religions for Peace

The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, ACRP, encompasses the Asian-Pacific region, stretching from the countries of the Middle East and South Asia up to Central Asia across to East Asia and South-East Asia and down to the countries of the South Pacific. One of the earliest assemblies of Religions for Peace Asia was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

On behalf of all the members of Religions for Peace Asia (the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace/ACRP), we send our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the people of Nepal and adjoining regions, and most especially those who lost family and friends in the earthquake.

We extend our sincere wishes for rapid recovery and reconstruction of the affected areas. We’ve been shocked and saddened by the images coming from Nepal. Although the extent of the damage has yet to be ascertained, over 4,000 people have been reported dead, with more than 7,000 injured, just three days after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. The toll is expected to rise.

Casualties have also been reported in India, Bangladesh and China. Furthermore, hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless and forced to live in inconvenient conditions, suffering from coldness and hunger. The Asian Conference of Religions for Peace as a whole stands by everyone affected by the devastating earthquake and will do our best in assisting with both material and spiritual support.

April 28, 2015
Professor Dr. Din. M. Syamsuddin
Co-Moderator Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP)

Venerable Ja Seung
Co-Moderator Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP)

Reverend Yoshitaka T. Hatakeyama
Secretary-General Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP)

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