http://ncci1914.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/nccilogo.png 227 211 Neelam Gaikwad http://ncci1914.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ncci-header.png Neelam Gaikwad2014-07-03 15:04:012016-08-29 15:05:47Affirm Diversity - Defend the Rights of Sexual Minorities: A Call for Indian Faith Communities
Bangalore, 31 May, 2014. Sri Sri Ravishankar, the founder of Art of Living, said that, ‘affirm diversity – defend the Rights of the Sexual minorities’, in a public meeting on ‘Faiths Against Homophobia’ jointly organised by the ‘aneka-Trust’, Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore University, and Centre for Peace and Justice Concerns of the National Christian Council of India, at Institute for Agriculture Hall, in Bangalore on the 31st May 2014.
Ravishankar calls upon all religious leaders and the faith communities to affirm the rights of the sexual minority communities who are socially and religiously stigmatised, excluded and discriminated for centuries. He further emphasised that, they too belong to the ‘Cod created Cosmic Community’ where we too are part and got a space to live. It is the duty of the faith communities to affirm the diversity and to defend the Rights of the neglected and rejected ones especially the sexual minorities.
here were over 200 participants including women and men apart from the sexual minorities. Ms. Chitra a male to female transgender invoked God by a special number as to inaugurate the public meeting.