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Dalit Liberation Sunday empowers grassroots in India

Dalit Liberation Sunday empowers grassroots in India

A woman works on making incense in a Dalit village in India, October 2007. Photo: Christina Biere/WCC

15 October 2018

The National Council of Churches in India and the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India have announced Dalit Liberation Sunday will be 11 November.

The special Sunday has received increased response and support over the years in sensitizing local congregations towards concerns of Dalits, and helping people to see that the caste issue is no longer visualized as purely a sociological issue or an issue outside the purview of church but as an issue challenging the core of faith and gospel.

The theme for this year’s Dalit Liberation Sunday is “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).

The National Council of Churches in India and the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India are providing a special poster and order of worship for all people of good will to adapt.

National Council of Churches in India

Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India

WCC member churches in India