Building Bridges of Peace: Inter-Faith Unity and Inclusiveness in Guwahati

Oct 4, 2023 | Northeast India

Guwahati, India. In a heartwarming display of interfaith unity and inclusiveness, NavJan, a people empowerment trust under the guidance of Fr. Joseph Mappilaparambil, CMF, organized an ‘Inter-Faith Prayer Gathering’ at the Saint Claret School Auditorium in Borjhar, Guwahati on 2nd October 2023, coinciding with Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi Jayanti is an Indian holiday marking the October 2nd birthday of Mahatma Gandhi). The event revolved around the theme, “Inclusiveness as the way for enhancing peace and reconciliation.”

The event witnessed the participation of representatives from various religious and faith traditions, including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Art of Living, Brahmakumaris, and more. This diverse congregation came together to emphasize the message of unity and understanding among people of different backgrounds.

The keynote address was delivered by Most Rev. Thomas Menamparambil SDB, the archbishop emeritus of Guwahati, who underlined the idea that our planet Earth is a common home for all, irrespective of differences in sex, caste, creed, and beliefs. He urged everyone to build bridges instead of walls to foster peaceful coexistence.

Professor Mizajur Talukdar from Guwahati University illuminated the gathering with his insightful message on ‘Inclusivism as the pathway to enhance peace and harmony.’ His words resonated with the audience, emphasizing the importance of inclusivity in achieving lasting peace and harmony in society.

NavJan, under the guidance of the Claretian Missionaries of Northeast India Independent Delegation, is dedicated to empowering people by collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations for the development, unity, and well-being of all.

Source: Fr. Janardhan Munnelli, CMF, Communication Incharge, Northeast India Independent Delegation

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