Thiruvananthapuram: The InterChurch Council, the common forum of various church presidents and representatives, has demanded that religious considerations should not be standardized to grant citizenship in the country. The Council of the Major Archbishops’ House in Thiruvananthapuram has urged the government not to harm the secular policies and constitutional values that have been in place for centuries. The council said the government should discuss the matter and all should adopt peaceful means.
The council welcomed the Supreme Court’s observation on the reservation of dalit Christians. Concerns have been raised over the country’s rising unemployment and economic crisis. The council expressed concern over policy measures to keep fishermen off the coast for years. The promises made by the Government of Kerala in the Okhi disaster must be fulfilled in a timely manner. The council also urged the government to take urgent steps to solve the problems of the farmers.
The council called for an end to the existing discrimination in welfare programs for minorities. The problems of those who have not been paid for years in the education sector should be solved immediately. The conference demanded that government-run training programs and exams be eliminated on Sundays. The meeting requested that all Christian churches take the lead in this year’s ecclesiastical prayers. It was decided to celebrate the Eucharistic Sunday once a year. The meeting proposed to find new areas to continue dialogue between churches.
Ecclesiastical programs should be organized in the public programs of various churches. Ecumenical conversations between churches should be encouraged. Action must be taken to nurture human life. Joseph Mar Thoma congratulated Cardinal Mar George Alencherry for being elected President of KCBC.
Archbishop Dr. Prasad Krishnakumar celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the priesthood. M. He was congratulated by Cardinal Mar George Alenchery Bouke. Bishop George Oommen, President of the Kerala Council of Churches The council congratulated Bishop Dharmaraj Rasalat, who was elected moderator of CSI. The next Inter-Church Council meeting will be held on January 21, 2021, at the CSI Bishops House in Kollam.