Monday, 12 August, 2013

Interfaith Pilgrimage

The College had the rare honour of hosting the visit of 36 participants organized by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, on August 10 and 11, 2013. 

The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, non-denominational organization established with the Nobel Prize awarded to his Holiness in 1989.The participants were from different faiths, professions and nationalities, which included monks and nuns from the Buddhist traditions. The purpose is to understand learn about different faiths, and the visit to UTC, was intended to look closely at the Christian faith, its traditions, history, spirituality and practices.
The two day programme had brief presentations by Faculty members dialogue with students, orientation to the Library and worship at  Wesley English Church and dialogue with members of the Church. 

Foundation for Universal Responsibility
Interfaith Pilgrimage, 2013
United Theological College (UTC), Bangalore India
Aug 10 & 11, 2013
Theme for sessions : Who is my Neighbour?

Aug, 10 (Sat), 2013
10.00 -10.10 am 
Welcome and Greetings:  Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben, UTC
10.10-10.50 am
Christian Bible :  Rev. Dr. J.G. Muthuraj
11.10 -12.00 pm
Introduction to UTC Library; Christian Literature and Communication: Fr. Jerry Kurian, UTC  (With visual presentation)
Christian Theology: Rev. Dr. R. Sahayadhas, UTC
1.00 pm-2.00pm
2.00 pm -2.50
Dialogue: Neighbours- An Inter-faith forum
Dialogue: UTC Students- Coordinated by Paul Karunakar, BD, III student
Christian Ethics   : Dr. George Zacharaiah, UTC
4,30 pm

Aug, 11 (Sun.) 2013
9.00 am
Worship at WESLEY ENGLISH CHURCH, Coles Park, Bangalore
(Preacher will be Rev. Dr. Jones Muthunayagom, UTC).

(Reporting at UTC Campus at 8.15 am and then proceeding to Wesley Church)
11.00 -11.45 am
Interactive session with worshippers

Coordinator: Dr. Amita Santiago, Professor of English at Mount Carmel College, Postcolonial Scholar and member of Wesley English Church
Christian Mission : Sr. Dr. Mary Shruthi, UTC
1.00 pm-1.00pm
Lunch – UTC 
2.10-2.50 pm
History of Christianity:  Rev. Dr. Allan Samuel Palanna, UTC
Christian Counselling: Dr. Joseph George, UTC
4.00-4.30 pm
Concluding session and feedback: Who is my Neighbour?  Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben, UTC

Rev. Dr. Dexter S. Maben

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