“MM Thomas Vision : Reminiscence and
Monday, October 31, 2011
“MM Thomas Vision : Reminiscence and
along with Kerala Council of Churches , URI, and Dynamic
Action is organizing a Protest March and Public Meeting ,
on Monday 25April
at Tiruvalla ,
joining the world wide campaign to ban
The campaign is also intended to press the Govt. of India to adopt a
stand in favour of a global ban on the production and use of Endosulfan at
the International Conference beginning in Geneva on April 25
The Protest March starts at 3pm from YMCA junction to reach the venue of
Public Meeting at the Salvation Army Compound.
Invitation to participate in a programme protesting the use of draconian laws on humanrights and civilrights movement of the country; expressing solidarity with Dr. Binayak Sen and campaigning for his release
At YMCA Thiruvalla on 9th February 2011 at 3 pm
Greetings to you!
We are in the gross shadow of the gross injustice perpetrated on Dr.Binayak Sen; who has been convicted for life imprisonment.
The verdict passed by the District and Sessions Court Raipore on 24th December 2010 against Dr.Binayak Sen,
lover of the oppressed and the champions of their cause shocks us and angries us.We feel that the democracy of our country is losing its meaning.
Sure, it is the duty of all who uphold human rights and civil liberties to protest against the proceedings based on the draconian laws of
Chattisgarh State Govt .for the human rights activities championed by
Dr. Sen among those who are denied them.
Thiruvalla Ecumenical Charitable Trust, Dynamic Action Collective and Kerala Council of Churches
are jointly organizing a meeting to express solidarity with Dr. Binayak Sen and to urge the authorities concerned to initiate steps for his release.
The meeting is proposed to be held at 3pm on Wednesday 9th February, 2011 at the YMCA Hall , Thiruvalla.
Most Rev Dr. Philippose Mar Chrysostom Valiya Metropolitan will Inaugurate the meeting and
Dr. Sebastian Paul will be the keynote speaker.
Rt.Rev.Dr. Kuriakose Mar Ivanios; the Vice president of KCC will preside over.Participation of all concerned with human and civil rights are expected.
It is four months since MJ has moved from our midst. We look for his spirit to rest on us; whereupon we propose to live and honour Rev. M.J. Joseph with his favourite style of NATTUKOOTTAM ;
an open gathering to celebrate love, joy and sharing of selves and groups; of course with some open forums for serious thinking together.New Year day 2011 will mark the occasion.
You are invited most earnestly to join at Charalkunnu on 1st January 2011 to celebrate the life of our M.J.The events will begin with an exhibition of his paintings at 11 am. Also, leading painting artistes join with children and elders for a celebration through creative involvement of brush and colours.
An opening act at 2.30 pm will mark the formal beginning of the get-together.
From 3.30 pm; to put our thoughts and vision together; we have the theme’ Spirituality and Politics –in the context of Social Action and MJ’s life’ and will go up to 5.30 pm.
Dedication of Paintings and Sharing of Memories: between 5.30 and 7.30 pm.
Cultural Action Celebration - 9.30 pm onwards, expecting to finish by a closing act by midnight.
DR. MM THOMAS MEMORIAL LECTURE
We are happy to inform you that the
Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon,
General Secretary, National Council of Churches,
has kindly consented to deliver Lecture on the theme
“MM Thomas and the Future of Ecumenical Witness”.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Yuhanon Mar Chrysostomos Metropolitan
of the Orthodox Church will preside over the function.
A DISCUSSION BASED ON
8th October 2010,3.30 PM
Pennammabhavanam Manjadi Thiruvalla
CAN NOT REPLACE
Power to people.
Sri K M Thomas