8th to 11th June 2017

The Global Christian Forum hosted an international consultation which brought together thirty theologians and church leaders to discuss the above theme, in Accra, Ghana.

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the World Council of Churches, the World Evangelical Alliance and the Pentecostal World Fellowship jointly undertook the planning  of this conference which examined the global situation relating to the ‘call to mission’ in today’s context.  Participants shared their stories, both divisive and reconciliatory,  acknowledging  that their own churches had been complicit in improper conduct in relation to each other as well as to other faiths and cultures at one time or another. 

The consultation is in the process of working out a statement of common witness  to be signed by the four co-sponsors.

Bishop Dhiloraj participated in the Consultation as an invitee from the church in Sri Lanka

"Justice for all should be upheld as a high priority of the State and must be promoted at all level of public administration" 

This was one of the recommendations made by the Reconciliation and Peace Desk of the Diocese when they met with The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanism chaired by Mrs Manouri  Muttetuwagama, last Friday, July 8th 2016 at the BMICH.  This Committee had invited the RAP Desk to  make representations to the Task Force on the Church of Ceylon's views on promoting reconciliation and building peace in Sri Lanka.

 

The full text of the submissions can be found here:

 

The 'Christian Writers' Forum' was inaugurated on Saturday, January 30, 2016 following a workshop attended by 27 people including priests who responded to the Diocese of Colombo letter inviting parish priests and members of Boards, Commissions and Committees within the Diocese of Colombo to set up such a Forum that would publicize their activities in the three language stream newspapers of the Diocese.

The workshop was organised by the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL) - an independent voluntary self regulatory body - comprising Editors, publishers and two journalist organisations. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Sukumar Rockwood, CEO, PCCSL and was assisted by Mr. Kamal Liyanaarachchi, Complaints Officer, Sinhala Print and Mr. Malinda Seneviratne.

 

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