Bishop Peter Cullinane speaks at interfaith gathering

Bishop Peter Cullinane was one of a number of speakers at a recent multifaith event in Palmerston North.

Prisms of Light – An Interfaith Conversation on how Compassion Transforms our Communities, explored how compassion is a central theme in the the living out of many world faith traditions.

Other speakers were:

    1. Helen Chong spoke on roots of compassion from a Jewish perspective
    2. Thomas Kigufi and Antoinette Umugwaneza spoke on compassion and poverty in light of their own experience as refugees
    3. Sam Te Tau presented an overview of Ba’hai education programs that exemplify compassion and the next generation
    4. Rev. Rilma Sands spoke on compassion and peace – Just Peace
    5. Jaspreet Singh spoke on compassion for the earth including the tree planting efforts of the Dera Sacha Sauda mission
    6. Gen Demo Kelsang guided us through a Buddhist meditation to show how compassion purifies the mind
    7. Shreejithji spoke on the relationship between Hindu Dharma and compassion.

About 100 people attend the meeting which was held in the Palmerston North City Library on 10 September.


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