Mumbai Christians reflect on diminishing roles
Oct. 3, 2013
On the day the Indians remembered the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation, a group of Christians gathered in Borivali, a Mumbai suburb, reflecting on their diminishing role as equal citizens of India. The Christian Community, which once prided itself on its involvement in every sphere of national life, was now feeling marginalized, the leaders felt. The gathering sought ways to change the situation. Glenda Almeida, animator of Church in the City Borivali Deanery, which organized this half day of "Understanding and Discussion" welcomed all who made it to learn and reflect on the needs of the community.
Ms. Thanksy Thekkekara, additional Chief Secretary of state government's Department of Minorities, emphasized the need of Christians to make careers in the Civil Services. She wanted Christians to take advantage of the scholarships and other benefits available to the minorities. George Abraham, three times elected Municipal Corporator in Mumbai, drew the attention of the gathering to the under-representation of the community in public life in the city and the state. He wanted Christians to come together and respond on secular and justice issues, than reacting to situations. Retired Auxiliary Bishop Bosco Penha said that “getting involved in politics is part of our Christian faith."
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