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India: Inter-Faith and Ecumenical Commission holds Christmas celebration for peace and unity

Archbishop George Antonysamy of Madras - Mylopore celebrates the Joyful Christmas with other religious leaders in Chennai, India, on December 19 (Photo supplied)

The Inter-faith and Ecumenical Commission, together with religious leaders, organized a Christmas celebration to bring peace to the world and unity to society.

This celebration aims to bring together people from various cultures and backgrounds in Madras-Mylopre Archdiocese, India on December 19.

Archbishop George Antonysamy of Madras – Mylapore said, “The pandemic taught us humaneness, love, and care. In order to show our humanity during this Christmas, we must preach the good news through our responsibilities.”

As he described that they must work together to improve the lives of the poor, the needy, the downtrodden, and those who struggle for justice.

"During this Christmas season, we must share the joy of love with people from different religious backgrounds, from varying languages, and varying cultures," the archbishop added.

Father Arul Jesudoss, parish priest of St.Mathew’s Church, Kadampathur, who organized the program (Photo supplied)

Father Arul Jesudoss, the parish priest of St. Mathew's Church in Kadampathur, noted that the birth of Jesus was for all humanity and not just for Christians.

“Jesus brings joy and peace to the whole world, so we should proclaim this good news to everyone. The commission is formed in order to promote unity between Christians and other religious groups,” the priest continued.

Archbishop George Antonysamy and other religious leaders watch the cultural program (Photo supplied)

The Inter-Faith and Ecumenical Commission Secretary, Father Thomas Elango, organized this event to bring humanity to society.

To show their unity, many religious leaders and representatives from Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, The Church of South India (CSI), the Independent Church, Trinity Evangelical Worldwide Synod, the Apostolic Christian Assembly, and Jebame Jeyam Missionary Movement participated in this joyful event. - By Fr. Johnson


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