Christians urged to stand with Dalits in India

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By DCD Reporter

New Delhi: The executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) – Office for Dalits and backward classes says Christians need to stand with Dalits in the country.

“The celebration of Dalit Liberation Sunday is a clarion call to the whole Christian community to renew our faith, and to awaken our consciousness to be the voice of the voiceless and to stand with the vulnerable Dalits in society,” said Vincentian Father Vijay Kumar Nayak.

This year, the Dalit Liberation Sunday on November 14 is celebrated with the theme “God says ‘NO’ to Caste Discrimination” (Acts 10: 28).

“We are united in the same spirit of God to love and treat others with brotherly and sisterly concern,” Father Nayak said.

It is marked every year since 2007 in collaboration with the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI).

The priest also invited all Christians to pray with millions of Dalit brothers and sisters on November 14.

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