On the occasion of Diwali, a Hindu festival known as the “festival of lights” celebrated in autumn every year, the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has extended greetings to Hindus, emphasizing the need for strengthening inter-religious dialogue and collaboration for the cause of justice and peace.
“We are moving together. We are moving in faith. We are moving with a purpose and with shared values.” These were the words of the WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, who in his address at the 2nd General Assembly of ACT Alliance stressed the significance of strengthening cooperation between the Council and the ACT Alliance which, he explained, have been linked by historical ties spanning many years.
In South Asia, where conflicts are often fueled by religion, a WCC conference stressed the role of Christians and Hindus as eminent stakeholders in their common search for justice and peace – beyond majority and minority politics.