Friday, November 13, 2009

Dalit Liberation Sunday -6th December 2009

Dalit Liberation Sunday (DLS) has become an important feature in the calendar of the Indian ecumenical movement as NCCI and CBCI have been observing it jointly for the last three years. The recently concluded General Body meeting of the NCCI has resolved to observe this DLS in their respective constituencies on the 6th December 2009 to sensitize and to call our Churches to become the channels of liberation. The theme for this year is ‘Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges: Overcoming Prejudices’. We encourage you to use this theme in your congregations and communities to sensitize, to deepen understanding, develop partnerships and challenge all prejudices and discrimination done against Dalits in our country.

The resources for DLS include, ideas for worship, thematic poster and a postcard so that you can circulate the same among your local constituencies in observing this day. You can also access the resources on the given link.

Once again may I take this opportunity to request you to observe this Dalit Liberation Sunday in your dioceses, parishes, congregations and other ecumenical networks. Please keep us informed about your observing this Sunday so that we can share the same with the other members of the Council.

Blessings to you as you prepare for the DLS. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further assistance in this regard.

Looking forward for your cooperation in observing the Dalit Liberation Sunday 2009. On the 6th December 2009, wherever you are worshipping, kindly take lead to be the voice for the cause of Dalit liberation. Kindly forward this mail to your contacts and friends so that they all can join with us in observing DLS 09.

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