Theme: “Our God with struggling People”

November 8, 2011 by  
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DLS Poster FlashIndia, November 08, 2011: ‘Then the LORD said, “I have observed the misery of my people …; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them….’ (Exodus 3:7- 8)

Dalit Liberation Sunday will be jointly celebrated by the member churches and organisations of the National Council of Churches in India and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India on the 11th of December 2011 aiming at the empowerment of the local congregations for Dalit liberation. Dalit Liberation Sunday has been observed on the nearest Sunday to the International Human Rights Day (IHRD December 10th) commemorating the importance of it. To endorse the struggles that the Dalits carried out in the recent past for the human dignity, livelihood, development, this Sunday will be celebrated with special order of worship, rallies, folk art forms, and fellowship of solidarity.

This year the theme, “Our God with struggling People”, will help us to reaffirm the fact and faith that our God sees the pains and agony of the Dalits and hears the cries of them for equality and justice. The assuring faith that God, who had appeared Moses as the fire in the burning bush, has been with the struggling Dalits, gives endurance for them.

Posters and worship orders are started to send to the member churches of NCCI. The cover page of the worship order and the posters are designed using a painting. It depicts God in Trinity who is with the struggling people. God the Father/Mother appeared in the burning bush, Jesus who was bruised and crucified to death, and the uniting Holy Spirit are portrayed in this painting.

The member churches are requested to use their creativity and human resource to make this day meaningful. The soft copies of the special worship orders also will be sent to the member churches, which could be translated into the vernacular languages and used in the local congregations. Let us join together to celebrate this occasion for the liberation of our Dalit brothers and sisters.

– rev. sunil raj philip
executive secretary, commission on dalits
national council of churches in india

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