ASIA/INDIA - Christians and Hindus together for the care of creation

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 hinduism   environment   dialogue  

Mumbai (Agenzia Fides) - Hinduism and Christianity meet on the value of respect and care for creation: says a seminary organized by the "K.J.Somaiya Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham" Hindu Institute, an organization that aims to promote and spread the eternal values enshrined in the Indian culture, pledging to cultivate the spirit of peace, harmony and universal fraternity, through education and dialogue.
These issues will be discussed during the international seminary "The teachings of Pope Francis on ecology and care for nature, in parallel with Hinduism" to be held in Mumbai on November 17. The auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, John Rodrigues will attend the seminary, in addition to Hindu and Muslim leaders.
An important reference point will be Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Sì, in which the Pope addressed the issue of environmental and human ecological crisis that threatens the planet. With the Hindus, it is stated, Christians share the need to promote human ecology and to rediscover the existing links in creation, stressing that "human ecology" deals with the relationship and the responsibility of human beings towards the earth and the attention to ecological virtue. (PA) (Agenzia Fides 19/10/2016)