There is need for all religions to realize truth, form new society: Udupi bishop

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Udupi, Feb 26: "There is a need for all religions to realize the truth and join for the formation of a new society," said Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, bishop diocese of Udupi.

During his official visit to St Anne's Church, Thottam on Sunday, he presided over an interaction programme with the office-bearers and members of the Coordination Sarvadharma Souharda Samiti in the church hall.

"By breaking down the walls between us and building bridges, when we all live as children of the same mother, our actions will show that India is a garden of peace for all races. When there are flowers of different colors in a garden, its beauty increases, similarly when we live in society with people of different religions, it will not be difficult for all of us to live as brothers and sisters," he added.


Sarvadharma Souharda Samiti president Ramesh Tingalaya in his introductory speech said, "Only four to five months have passed since the beginning of the committee, and in this time, it has been able to come closer to people of all classes through various popular programs. Good programmes like blood donation have already been done and the committee will organize more programs so that people of all religions can live in harmony with each other in Thottam."

Fr Denis Desa, parish priest of Thottam Church said, "The coordination interfaith harmony committee is working to maintain harmony with us and various plans will be made for this in the coming days."

A interfaith dialogue program was also held on the occasion. Sharath Shetty, Ramappa Salian, Ganesh Nergi, Shankar shared their views on how the committee can be led in the future.

Rev Edwin Joseph of Malpe Ebenezer Church, Sr Prescilla, superior of Thottam St Anne's Convent, co-ordinator Shobha, B Siraj Ahmed, M Habbir Saheb Malpe were present.




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  • N K PRASAD, Hyderabad

    Mon, Feb 26 2024

    Now it is essential to form " ALL INDIAN RELIGIONS COMMISSION " under head of Home Ministry , The Government of India to protect the rights and properties of all Indian religions including Scientology and Atheist in India.

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