CELEBRATING GOODNESS AND A NEW CULTURE OF EQUALITY
I am here to UPHOLD MY RELIGION without hurting yours.
I am here to APPRECIATE OUR DIFFERENCES without fighting with others.
An element of innate goodness exists in all human beings. It flourishes when people of all caste and creed celebrate each other’s religious festivals.When goodness flourishes in each individual, it revives a new culture in our society, the culture of Love, Truth, Justice, Tolerance and Equality.
Chavara Cultural Centre plays a pivotal role in uniting people of all religious faiths and putting an end to social injustice.In this country of Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Zorastrians and Bahaiis, the best way to foster harmony is to celebrate all religious festivals and create a new culture of inter-religious acceptance.The Catholic faith in Kerala is the conscience of the society. It has the power to promote universal harmony by celebrating different religious festivals and creating a new culture that is free from all religious conflicts.
Through this global initiative, Chavara Cultural Centre has been uniting people of all religious faiths and has so far organized twelve “World Assembly of Religions” to promote world peace and facilitate Inter-Religious Dialogues.
KERALA CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE DIALOGUE AND ECUMENISM COMMISSION (KCBC) Believing that dialogue is the best way to establish a healthy link between individuals in the society, Chavara Cultural Centre has been offering a common ground for appreciating different faiths and sharing inter-faith experiences that strengthen the socio-cultural and religious fabric of our society.
2. Organized international family gatherings of diverse religious faiths
3. Promoted in-depth study of sacred texts and religious traditions
4. Conducted Religious Seminars and Inter-religious Dialogue for communal harmony
5. United communities by celebrating religious festivals such as Easter, Eid, Onam, Vishu, Deepavali, Christmas.
On behalf of WFIRC, Fr. Roby Kannanchira CMI has presented national and international papers on world issues, such as: “Practical Steps of Inter-religious Dialogue”, “Religion and Human Solidarity”, “Dynamics of Inter-Religious Dialogue”, “Religious Conflict - A Non-violent Approach”, “Basics of Inter-faith Dialogue”, “Role of Education and Inter-faith Dialogue”, “Religion and Man”, “Celebration of Unity and Life”, “Religion and Environment”, “Righteousness and Spirituality”, The Experience of the divine in Indian Context.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
It is better to perform one’s own duties imperfectly than to master the duties of another.
Do they not see the birds controlled in the atmosphere of the sky? none holds them up except Allah. Indeed in that are signs for a people who believe.