BHOPAL DIOCESE WFCS CELEBRATES WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Bhopal Diocesan Women's Fellowship for Christian Service celebrated World Day of Social Justice on 12th February 2012 at the united worship service held at Holy Redeemers Church Bhopal. The Rt.Revd. Dr. P. C. Singh Moderators Commissary was the chief guest along with the Diocesan Secretary Revd. Manoj Charan. It was a very joyous occasion when Bishop Singh also confirmed nine children, during the worship service.
Rt. Revd. Dr. P. C. Singh in his inaugural message shared that social justice generally refers to the idea of creating an institution that is based on the principles of equality and solidarity that understands and values human rights and recognizes the dignity of every human being. He also shared that social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous co-existence within and among nations, when we promote gender equality, when we remove barriers that are being faced by people because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. He challenged the DWFCS together let us rise to the challenge and ensure that our work for sustainable development delivers social justice for all. He also encouraged the women not to give up and rest, you have to raise your voice against any kind of discrimination and injustice within the Church and also in the family and society. Rev. Manoj Charan Secretary of Bhopal Diocese led in the opening prayer.
Mrs. Meenakshi Das, President, CNI WFCS spoke on “Our Identity in Church and how to bring Justice at our level under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”
Mrs. Neerja R.Prasad Secretary CNI WFCS spoke on our priorities and interacted with the WFCS members. She explained about our priorities worship, work and witness for which we have been called. She encouraged the women to use their talents and gifts for the development of our families, Churches and Society. Awareness on CNI-WFCS Constitution was made by her. The members interacted with her regarding constitutional amendment.
The local WFCS had prepared Charts on Issues of Social Justice which was displayed inside the church for which they were highly appreciated and felicitated; each pastorate WFCS submitted its action plan on what they will do in future.
Dr. Ms. Amita Peters proposed the vote of thanks.