A time for healing in India

Posted on June 24, 2009. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , |

Fr. Cleophas Fernandes, Director of the National Biblical Catechetical and Liturgical Center (NBCLC), said that the institute will do all it can to help inter-faith experts address problems caused by the attacks on Christians, in which about 80 people died and nearly 30,000 were displaced. It comes as Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue reported that a meeting between Hindu and Catholic leaders in Mumbai (Bombay) on June 12th had opened a new era.

As religious dialogue has taken on a new urgency in India, Aid to the Church in Need is sponsoring peace-building programs in the eastern diocese of Chuttack-Bhubaneswar. Organized under the leadership of Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, these workshops have run in places where Christians were still thought to be at risk.

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Making interreligious dialogue perhaps more difficult than it need be, those of us interested in the religious domain tend to miss the obvious: that we share an interest in the same domain. Our intra-domain differences, I submit, are dwarfed by the distance from our planet to others…such as the planet of the stock market enthusists. For more, if you are interested, pls see my post. http://deligentia.wordpress.com/2009/10/31/missing-the-obvious-in-religious-discussion-something-we-have-in-common/

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