Dalits

Cardinal Peter Turkson
The Vatican is well aware of the caste discrimination that the Dalits face, especially the Christian Dalits; and the Vatican will take up the issue in a more proactive manner, supporting the struggle of Dalit Christians for equal rights and possibly even allotting a special fund for this as it has in the case of sub-Saharan Africa.This was the hope expressed by Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development in the Vatican. Cardinal Turkson was...
A two-day conference will take place in central London next month to reflect on the discrimination that people in or from the Indian sub-continent experience because of their caste and what a Christian response to the Dalits or outcasts might be. Last January, to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Churches Together in Southall, Middlesex, gathered in St Anselm's Catholic Church for a Service that had been prepared in India for use throughout the world. The theme of the Week of...